Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap

Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: John Nowak (
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 16:19:12 EDT

On Jul 1, 2004, at 4:12 PM, John Nowak wrote:

> On Jul 1, 2004, at 12:44 PM, wrote:
>> I'm afraid I don't agree that intention counts for much. A TOTALLY
>> deaf
>> person (no bone conduction or vibration senses, even) could intend to
>> create music -- whatever it was, it would be essentially random. Not
>> noise,
>> but random. No connection to the intention. Is that music? I don't
>> think so.
> I disagree. Anything someone puts in an artistic context must be
> examined as art... even if it is not the creator who puts it in that
> context.

Perhaps I should elaborate. I recently saw at the Guggenheim in NYC an
exhibit focused around art involving hands. Once of the pieces was just
dozens of frames, each with a hand holding a pen on them. While it
certainly appeared as art, the work was actually created originally as
a means of showing proper drawing technique. It was not intended as art
even, but someone else intended to show it as art. Therefore, I had to
view it as such.

- John

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