Re: [rumori] curve of sound innovation

From: Lloyd Dunn (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 04:47:31 PST

>Wed, 14 Mar 2001 found Lloyd Dunn writing:
>->english uses an alphabet of only 26 letters, and yet ...
>that's sort of missing the point. i think don's original (no
>pun intended) point was, to continue your metaphor, we've
>only just recently finished discovering the 26 letters. now
>there's no more new letters, but there's still more words to
>write with them...

i chose my metaphor sloppily. the alphabet is a relatively fixed set
unlikely to change. it seems a bit nutty to claim the set of musical sounds
is similarly fixed. but i'm not a musicologist.

don says:

>I contend there are NO sonic precedents left to be achieved by modern music.

perhaps don's actual meaning is unclear in this statement. but it strikes
me as a bizarre claim to make. it assumes a prescience that, with all due
respect, i doubt don has.

have we been through this already? if so i apologize -- i haven't had time
to follow the thread closely.

Lloyd Dunn
The Tape-beatles

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