Re: Solo ea


Subject: Re: Solo ea
From: Richard Wentk (richard@skydancer.com)
Date: Sat Feb 12 2005 - 21:00:01 EST


At 01:44 13/02/2005, you wrote:

>nothing exists in the world of physics without friction either. to extend
>that concept further - nothing can exist in perpetual motion - my computer
>will always break down, i'll always be digging about inside it - things
>will get better but i'll always have to replace motherboard, processor,
>drives...

But the data seems to be well on its way to becoming eternal. I have files
on here from my first PC from 1994. They don't take up much space, and very
occasionally I still refer to them.

Assuming we get over our current collective fascination with tribal
lunatics of all stripes, the 21st century is likely to be the one where
concepts of human identity are stretched far beyond what we're used to today.

What would music be like if you could experience all the commonalities and
differences between every piece of music ever recorded or written in a
single perceptual process?

That's the kind of thing that's looking more and more likely in the medium
to long term.

>this is increasingly what i see happening today - that people are trying
>to tie down what music is.

But only in an academic intellectual sense. Which is - perhaps - doomed to
failure, because only academic intellectual art is academic and
intellectual. All the other kinds of art are anything but.

I think the majority of musicians don't think seriously about these things.
They just get on with it.

Richard



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