Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap

Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: David Mooney (
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 19:24:00 EDT

"" wrote:
> >
> Presenting an arbitrary object, a found object or ready-made, as a work of
> art is certainly possible, but obviously the presentation itself produces a
> new physical object that consists of the found object plus a frame,
> gallery, theater, page of a book, or other physical entity.

My point exactly in the examples given. It was no accident
that the premier of 4'33" was on a stage with a proscenium.
The other part of this, in both examples, is that by
presenting something "natural" (or at least real-world) in
such a setting turns the emphasis from the the object/event
to the viewer/listener. Who really cares what the
"performer" is doing in 4'33"? This, in turn, creates an
attitude in the viewer/listener that enables him or her to
perceicve and appreciate everyday phenomena as art. The
objectification of it is internal, subjective...IME,

> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: David Mooney
> Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 08:31:53 -0400
> To:
> Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
> eg: Duchamp framing a urinal; Cage framing "silence." Art is
> in the eyes/ears of the beholder.

David Mooney

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