Subject: Re: Solo ea
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 01:20:28 EST
what personality type was Stravinsky?
what we forget is that our students are individuals, and that some in
their own nature have different methods of thought to others.
what i am concerned about is when we impose either our /own/ methods of
composition and our /own/ views, or those out of the 20th-21st century
great masters cookbook onto our students.
they have their own minds, which need feeding from their own set of
recipes. recipes are flexible - a recipe when taught is at first a
concept which must be learned and measured - then spices can be added,
the omelette can be flipped, etc.
think beyond the box.
>I know that everyone's been avoiding putting this one in, but here it is anyway.
>"My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more
>narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself
>with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength.
>The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the
>chains that shackle the spirit."
> Igor Stravinsky, Poetics of Music
>On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 14:05:23 -0500, David Mooney <email@example.com> wrote:
>>As much as I admire and have been influenced by Cage and his
>>ilk, this idea of music free from rules or removing the
>>influence of the individual from music, in the way that that
>>Cage & co. approached it, was a highly mental Western thing
>>to do. I.e., the "no-rules" system of rules were as much a
>>product of their time and place as any other system of
>>thinking about sound and music; very much a part of the
>>practice of music in wider culture and society. This was
>>also the age of abstract expressionism in art--more
>>rule-bound no-rules art.
>>Kevin Austin wrote:
>>>A historical and cross-cultural look at music as it has been
>>>practiced for the past 3000 years will show that there are rules.
>>>Sometime in the mid-20th century a few western individuals proclaimed
>>>that music could be free from rules, but that has not altered the
>>>practice of music in wider culture and society.
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