Re: Quick guide to postmodernism ((was: Re: Computer chicken))


Subject: Re: Quick guide to postmodernism ((was: Re: Computer chicken))
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Wed Oct 05 2005 - 11:46:57 EDT


At 20:35 -0400 2005/10/03, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
>... Pronouncements by composers (or anyone, I suppose) about the
>future don't seem particularly meaningful except in a kind of
>how-smart-are-we-now way.

Allow me to propose that the composers in this discussion select five
of their recent works and let the list know how they consider them
"Modern", "Post-modern" or ... This may help sort the wheat from the
chat.

>The television commercial of today is so unlike those of past in its
>breadth and depth -- the metaphors, the images, the sounds, the mixes, the
>references, with layer upon layer of cultural pigment applied.

Gosh! To me it sounds like they may have read Proust and Joyce.

>Such density is incomprehensible in a pre-dodecaphonic world.

With the exception of Charles Ives??

Best

Kevin



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