Subject: Re: Virtual Concerto
From: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 07:35:17 EDT
My 2 cents, if someone cares...
A really open definition that lives and let live:
Noise is undesired music.
Music is desired noise.
Contextual, non-ethnocentric, paradoxical, a bit of Zen... I'm happy
>> Another question... is a message or some kind of intent essential to
> Does one attribute 'intention' to the taste of food? the rainbow? the
> sunset? Is the three-day old child aware of 'intention'?
If I remember my communication theory, there is, since the 50s, a
emitter and receiver responsibility in the communication of a message.
So both answers to the quoted question are right, for both sides of the
message. Therefor, four possibilities arise
composer cares - listener cares
composer doesn't care - listener cares
And that is on every lever we can imagine. In symphonic poem, the
message is a story, but in serial music, most composer would like you
to hear the row evolving...
To be honest, I try as a composer to find back my naive hearing...
without playing the Cage wild-card of 'composer doesn't care'.
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