Re: Playing your own music... Just a though


Subject: Re: Playing your own music... Just a though
From: Eliot Handelman (eliot@generation.net)
Date: Tue Sep 06 2005 - 22:35:33 EDT


Aki Pasoulas wrote:

>
>I reveal the
>composer only at the very end, since I don't think it matters
>much in that particular kind of discussion, except for
>historical reasons - you connect a name with a certain approach.
>
>

and with a certain set of ideals that didn't get expressed, about which we
might learn something from period literature. To listen to Xenakis AS
music you
forget about music as HIS Idee which is somewhat bigger in scope. And I
think that
what I find in a great deal of student EA, including the best stuff, is
the polish of
doing something esthetic, without the rawness of Idee. That's to say
we can only guess
how it might have been otherwise if we know WHO wrote this and WHEN and
in that way we can come towards the otherwise of our own possibilities. I
certainly don't see why teachers would not want to talk about what they
personally understand.

-- eliot



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