RE: Virtual Concerto

Subject: RE: Virtual Concerto
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 13:25:49 EDT

Molly Bloom no doubt ...

At 11:43 AM -0500 6/16/04, MR surely didn't wrote:

>Upon which chapter of Ulysses is this part of the discussion modeled?

>Individually and separately Chapter 17, and the spoofed dialog in
>Tom Stoppard's Travesties.

>Is a phrase that takes 45 minutes to resolve itself, while wandering
>dangerously close to resolution, several times satisfying?

>Maybe. One of course would need to have on the one hand, a well
>worn, widely thumbed copy of one's oft read, oft refered to, oft
>pondered, oft queried, oft questioned, oft opened copy of possibly
>Swann's Way or Time Regained, or have sat through a closed, yet
>openly proposed dialectic discussion upon hearing the SUN set.

>What constrains it?

>Sustaining interest for 45 minutes. I.P. down too.

>What sustains interest for 45 minutes?

>Segmenting time, and exploring variations individually and in
>combination in interesting ways leading to mini-climaxes that could
>resolve but don't. Creating within the object (and subject) a sense
>of longing, awakened dormant desire that had lay smouldering now
>gently blown towards the full bloomed passion risen from expectation
>and the willful promise of unrestrained unconstrained and lustful
>love, or, a good hockey game with a case of beer while listening to
>the Bruckner Eighth Symphony.

>Was it good for you too?

>I don't know. It doesn't matter anyway.

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