Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm


Subject: Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm
From: Carlos Palombini (pal@npd.ufpe.br)
Date: Sat Oct 16 1999 - 09:06:16 EDT


KEVIN replied to Leigh

> Most 'music theory' courses are taught as black dots
> on lines, and do not (IMV) directly relate to the organization of sound,
> but rather to the application of language specific considerations.

> Another aspect here (IMV) is that traditional western music has as its
> smallest vocabulary element, the (notated) note. Style is about a set of
> ornamental procedures added to the 'fundamental' elements -- compare
> Sinatra and Denver in their (only) duet. The toon still has 'identity'
> independent of the specific realization of the toon -- the melody exists
> independently of its sonic realization.

IMV, this is one of the points where traditional musicologies and
themusicologies of EA/digital-musics (a brand new cliche) split. In any
case, score oriented approaches may have already proven insufficient
for some modern music (atonal music and experimental musics in particular)
that does not resort to the analog or digital medium in the first instance and
they have certainly proven inadequate to some of the musics of
oral/auraltraditions.

Carlos



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