Re: sculpture and butterflies

Subject: Re: sculpture and butterflies
From: macCormac (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2005 - 04:26:03 EST

dear Buddha

beautiful picture
how did you get th light
to go through your mind ?

are you in a parade ?

did you ever read Yeats'
'Certain Noble Plays' ?

best regards, macCormac / sylvi
http// / na / da / bc

Kevin Austin wrote:

> At 7:13 PM +0000 2/24/05, Rick wrote:
>> >> tempo, meter, underlying structural grid
>> what about meter-less grids? say, a piece in one measure 500 beats
>> long? jess messin...
>> r
> The grid remains, but it is not hierarchical in its segmentation.
> Quadruple time would have some form of emphasis every four "ticks"
> (sic), and a standard polka would have emphasis every two ticks for
> the meter, and a higher level tick every 8 for half phrases, and
> another level every 16 for the "8 bar"phrase structure.
>> Something ealier was said about sculpture being time based. Was that
>> referring to something in particular? Not bas relief or marble
>> people
>> or brass 3D? noyes? I don't get it.
>> Rick
> I followed up on this as much sculpture cannot be fully seen from
> one position, and time (and memory) are required to be able to
> "assemble" the (structure and) meaning of the object. This could also
> be understood in ways similar to a multi-channel point-source speaker
> system where it is not possible to hear 'everything' from any one
> position. An early example of this is John Cage and Lejaren Hiller's
> HPSCHD, or the second movement of Ives' Fourth Symphony (although
> there is a piano version of parts of this as 'The Celestial Railroad'
> (Naxos 8.559221). And the
> Butterfly The
> 3D brass faces are interesting in creating the illusion of dimension
> in very little space. Maybe someone here can direct me to a site where
> I can get more information on a large 'face of the laughing Buddha' I
> saw in Bar Harbor Maine, where the face while seeming to 'protrude' is
> in fact 'carved into' the bronze. (a small photo of it is below).
> Amazingly, with this technique, the eyes follow the viewer, and are
> always looking at you! I recently spoke with a friend who reported
> that their father would have many radios scattered around the living
> room all tuned to the same station, and the sound was somewhat
> surreal. This would be an acoustical illusion created by a complex
> wavefront that the ear/brain would simply love to decode (loss of
> stereo image aside). Best Kevin [Image]

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