A one-dimensional universe of sound


Subject: A one-dimensional universe of sound
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Sat Feb 12 2005 - 08:30:20 EST


The clarification, for me, has been made.

There are an infinite number of pieces called the Bach Prelude in C
major played on a harpsichord, for their are an infinite number of
possible "digital recordings" of the sound. The displacement of the
microphone by .1 mm will produce a different digital recording. (This
point of view reduces the problem of simultaneity to zero.)

If I correctly understand the position, there exists an external
standard that determines the 'identity of the object' of the "digital
recording" as being "music", enter Eliot's post-human universe. It is
possibly regretable that a human was involved in the production to
begin with.

As far as I can determine, I do not live in, and cannot perceive or
conceive of either of these possibilities.

Best

Kevin

>Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 21:06:45 -0500
>From: Michael Gogins <gogins@pipeline.com>
>Subject: Re: Solo ea
>To: Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@videotron.ca>
>
>
>For the purposes of my discussion, "work of music" is simply
>"digital recording" and could in fact be noise. But if you can't
>have a digital recording of it, it is not music, so that suffices
>for the argument.



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