Re: KA's EA

Subject: Re: KA's EA
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Thu Nov 10 2005 - 20:27:00 EST

At 00:38 11/11/2005, you wrote:

>I wonder what Beethoven would have thought if he had been told that in 180
>years, there will be a Chinese women driving a car at 130km/hour between
>Winnipeg and Saskatoon

Perhaps something similar to what people today will think if someone
suggests that 80 years from now a piece will be perceived instantaneously
as a sound object in its totality, surrounded by a recursive evolving haze
of open annotation, analysis, comment, modification, and cultivated
relationship to other created and natural objects.

>And, I would continue to draw out the idea that the ability to stop the
>recording at any time, has changed listening attitudes in a very
>fundamental way. The natural extension(s) of this is time shifting (record
>now, play later) ... and the disconnection of (a) performance with the moment.

But performances refuse to go away. Perhaps the disconnection is more
relevant than the peformance?

>For a sense of where the world has gone on this, I watch about 20 minutes
>of music video per week. In my reading, the sound and image are (simply
>(sic)) fabrications.

How much time do you spend watching live performance?


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