Re: Solo ea


Subject: Re: Solo ea
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 19:27:11 EST


but perhaps thats only like having 88 keys on a piano... if you want to
write piano music,you write for 88 keys... if you don't, you can write
for viola?.....

gogins@pipeline.com wrote:

>We all do, indirectly.... but the indirectness is my point.
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>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
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>but how many of us compose in numbers laid out on CDs, or edit inodes on
>our hard disks?
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>Michael Gogins wrote:
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>>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.
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>>Obviously there is something specious about these kinds of arguments.
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>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick" <ricknance@gmail.com>
>>To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
>>Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 5:46 PM
>>Subject: Re: Solo ea
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>>>I know that everyone's been avoiding putting this one in, but here it
>>>is anyway.
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>>>"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:
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>>>
>>>>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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