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


Subject: Re: Quick guide to postmodernism ((was: Re: Computer chicken))
From: lawrence casserley (leo@chiltern.demon.co.uk)
Date: Wed Oct 05 2005 - 12:48:35 EDT


On 5 Oct, 2005, at 16:46, Kevin Austin wrote:

> 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.
>
I have to say, in all honesty, that I've never thought about such an
issue - my work is what it is, and I always resist attaching labels to
it (cf my recent comments about computer music). If others want to
pigeon-hole me in any particular way, then they are free to do so - I
would rather not.

Having said that, my origins are very definitely modernist - I was
brought up with early 20th century art and architecture, and it was
discovering modern music that really opened up music for me; but I was
always a non-conformist and responded to things in my own idiosyncratic
way - I never toed any particular party line. So where does that put
me? Someone else will have to say!

L

Lawrence Casserley - lawrence@lcasserley.co.uk
Lawrence Electronic Operations - www.lcasserley.co.uk
Colourscape Music Festivals - www.colourscape.org.uk



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