Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap

Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: Michael Gogins (
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 20:44:49 EDT

Again, I find this a very interesting thought. Come to think of it, I think
that there is something in music that tends to this condition of not
referring to categories. It is considered an abstract art, even the
prototypically abstract art, after all.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Wentk" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap

> At 16:31 01/07/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> >I didn't say look at the photos, I said listen to the music. ;-)
> >
> >I think Masami Akita is one of the very few people producing unbelievable
> >music while working in the context of a popular artist. Yes he's probably
> >moody and dramatic, and yes his site is devoted to protesting KFC
> I sincerely hope that's sarcasm. :-)
> >... but his music is spectacular in my opinion. He shows a very strong
> >understanding of sound on an intuitive level I believe.
> I won't argue - I'm not saying it's good or bad as such. But I still think
> it's Art Music, and fits into that category very neatly.
> I was wondering if it was possible to make music that doesn't just defy
> categories but makes absolutely no reference to them. It's the opposite of
> the post-modern idea of ironically (or perhaps cynically) sampling
> everything to the extent that all of it becomes meaningless.
> Richard

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