Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: Michael Gogins (gogins@pipeline.com)
Date: Wed Jun 30 2004 - 23:41:02 EDT


But that is all I was saying.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Nowak" <john_nowak@mac.com>
To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap

>
> On Jun 30, 2004, at 5:15 PM, gogins@pipeline.com wrote:
>
> > Large stretches of Aparanthesi by John Oswald, a masterpiece of music,
> > contain no pitches (or only middle C), no harmonies, and no detectable
> > rhythms.
>
> Well I didn't say it would detect ALL music. My music is atonal and
> arrhythmic usually.
>
> > Similarly walking down the street in a city late Saturday night will
> > produce a stream of noise that contains pitches, harmonies, and
> > detectable
> > rhythms but this is not music. Noise that contains snatches of music
> > is not
> > music.
> >
> > But somebody might be able to take this noise and make music of it.
> >
> > 4'33" which is arguably music has no definite contents at all.
>
> Keep in mind, I was just speaking to your question here. Do I think you
> can write a program which can tell Bach from a blender? Yes. Can you
> write something which can tell all "music" from all "non-music"?
> Obviously not.
>
> - John
>



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