Re: Lack of clarity regarding the term EA, clarification


Subject: Re: Lack of clarity regarding the term EA, clarification
From: Richard Wentk (richard@skydancer.com)
Date: Thu Mar 17 2005 - 17:51:54 EST


At 01:42 18/03/2005, you wrote:

>If we were to apply this musically, we could apply it to the
>reconceptualiztion of music, ie the composer
>doesn't have a genre at his or her disposal but has to invent one with
>each new piece.

This seems to be useful. The most respected composers seem to be respected
because they either invented or fulfilled the possibilities inherent in
various musical languages. Writing stuff to listen to seems to be almost
incidental to this.

>It could also apply to fundamentally new treatements of sound or
>listening, or the ideas
>of "instrument," "composition," etc.

It could, but given the current fetish for novelty and meta-composition
there seems to be a lot of pointless conceptual twiddling happening.

Somehow certain innovations stick, while others don't. And then we're back
at the stickiness question again...

Richard



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