Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound


Subject: Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound
From: Steve Layton (dalgas@speakeasy.net)
Date: Sat Feb 12 2005 - 11:52:33 EST


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From: "Michael Gogins" <gogins@pipeline.com>
To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: A one-dimensional universe of sound

[...]
> In arguing about the size (i.e. the complexity) of the art of music, I am
> arguing about freedom. Finitude is unfreedom, infinity is freedom --
> unlimited possibility. 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.

Well, the problem I see is equating "freedom" with "unlimited possibility"
and "unfreedom" with "finitude". It just doesn't work. Freedom can happen in
either, and might not appear at all even in the infinite.

Steve Layton
http://www.niwo.com/steve



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