Re: Solo ea


Subject: Re: Solo ea
gogins@pipeline.com
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 09:41:47 EST


We all do, indirectly.... but the indirectness is my point.

Original Message:
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From: miriam clinton (iriXx) iriXx@iriXx.org
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 17:21:00 +1100
To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
Subject: Re: Solo ea

but how many of us compose in numbers laid out on CDs, or edit inodes on
our hard disks?

Michael Gogins wrote:

> On a CD, we have a very limited set of choices. You MUST put down one
> number every 44,100th of a second. You MUST choose a value between
> 32,768 and -32,767 for that number. These are very stringent limitations.
>
> Obviously there is something specious about these kinds of arguments.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick" <ricknance@gmail.com>
> To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
> Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 5:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Solo ea
>
>
>> 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 <moko@city-net.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.
>>> >
>>>
>>> --
>>> David Mooney
>>> dmooney@city-net.com
>>> http://www.city-net.com/~moko/
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Rick Nance
>> De Montfort University
>> Leicester, UK
>> RickNance.org
>> Acousmatics
>>
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