Re: Solo ea

Subject: Re: Solo ea
From: Brian Garbet (
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 06:56:17 EST

miriam clinton (iriXx) wrote:

> Kevin Austin wrote
>> rigidity is dangerous, and i never taught my students to be so. i
>> taught them to explore, to have /fun/ - where is the fun in academic
>> composition?
>> If you want 'fun', then a Masters or PhD program is not the place to
>> look.
> or a B.Mus - but they had fun and passed at the same time. in fact,
> the group was successful and had a high level of attendance simply
> because they werent subjected to music that they had no way in to -
> that was full of rules and rigidity that they did not understand.

My classmates & I had fun...perhaps too much at times. =)

> i was once a tree trunk and broke. thats when i found how to bend,
> flex, weave, shape - and above all /enjoy/ music. i was not permitted
> to enjoy creating music under the rule-books of academia - the
> pressure was always on that in order to pass an exam, one's music must
> not just be one's exploration but must also have some
> pseudo-philosophical somethingorother attached to it in order to
> legitimise it. the result is non-music. the result is dry and imitative.
> i wrote myself into a corner- and then after three years, backed out
> and became a piece of bamboo.

Here, here!

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