Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound

Subject: Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound
From: Michael Gogins (
Date: Sat Feb 12 2005 - 11:19:09 EST

In the first place I am not excluding formalism, I am using it in my
arguments. In the second place to exclude formalism does not reduce
complexity, it increases it. Formalism in this context is not a concern with
form, but the thesis that its not necessary to concern oneself with the
meaning of propositions (or of pieces of music), but only with their forms
and how those forms are related.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick" <>
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Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound

> but to exclude formalism reduces the infinity you get to deal with.
> r
>> ... My arguments try to counter what I see as a
>> formalistic, idealistic spirit in contemporary culture by demonstrating
>> that
>> the assumptions of formalism entail finitude, which is a lack of freedom.
> --
> Rick Nance
> De Montfort University
> Leicester, UK
> Acousmatics

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