Subject: RE: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap
From: Kevin Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jul 24 2004 - 07:36:30 EDT
In my experience, only some people will pursue cross-over categories,
whether it's pop/jazz/classical/non-western or
Pepsi/beer/poutine/clams. It seems that tastes (interests) 'cluster'
in art, as in life.
From the twentieth century, there is an enormous body of poetry, and
an enormous body of plays, but the continuum between the two (in
western culture) is not packed with plays written in poetic meters.
This could be partly because the text functions is slightly different
ways, and needs a mediating force (in this case music) to allow
poetry to function as drama, and drama to become poetic.
Try to imaging Law and Order, Ab/Fab, the Simpsons or the Trailer
Park Boys in rhyming couplets.
At 01:37 +0100 2004/07/23, Richard Wentk wrote:
>It would be a much more interesting world if there were more
>cross-over between categories, among audiences, works and creators,
>but that doesn't seem to be how it works in practice. I don't think
>it's possible to start making that happen until you have some idea
>of how all the different ghettoes work and what everyone involved
>expects from them.
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