Re: CIMESP-Results Fwd:

Subject: Re: CIMESP-Results Fwd:
From: Ian Chuprun (
Date: Fri Nov 04 2005 - 09:32:11 EST

Eliot Handelman wrote:
> I've recently been playing around with an idea I call
> "structural favoritism." This means the kind of listening
> where you "wait for the good parts." This used to be
> considered a very low-class way to listen to classical music.

I think you might be on to something here, but its not necessarily
restricted to a musical experience. In art school I had many profs,
painting/drawing/printmaking, who would point to a work (student or pro)
and say that they thought a particular section of it was 'good', but
isolating that section alone, without the bad parts, it would no longer
be 'good'. It seemed the good stuff needed to be imbedded in 'other'
stuff. I guess a good piece is one where the bad parts make the listener
suffer just long enough to appreciate the good parts;-)


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