Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap

Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 16:24:05 EDT

I completely disagree.

There is no art unless, long after the artist has died and her civiliation
has evaporated, an archeologist digging up the object (the mural, the
sculpture, the scroll with music notation, the wax cylinder/vinyl
record/CD/DVD) can't identify it as a work of art -- and unless scholars
can, eventually, learn to evaluate its artistic quality.

Original Message:
From: John Nowak
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 16:12:52 -0400
Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap

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

- John

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