Re: [rumori] curve of sound innovation: U can't B serious!

From: Every Man (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 04:29:06 PST

Don wasn't saying the "works" weren't new...he was saying the "sounds" weren't new, and will never be based on our current bodily limitations. He wasn't addressing the musical arrangements.

Of course, he admits collage isn't new either.

The lecture at hand here, the way I choose to read it, is that your artistic focus shouldn't be motivated towards new sounds...but new arrangements. Perhaps not?

Though the essay title "The End of Music" is misleading, unless music is defined by sounds, not the arrangements of sound. I believe music is a term referring to the application of these non-new sounds we have...not the sounds themselves. Perhaps "The End of Sound" would be a better title, but then, that would be less likely to create controversial subject lines like the ones we've been having.

Every Man

> And just the fact that a certain sound source has been used before (f.i. your
> "unhearable"
> sounds below), doesn't mean that it can't be used in an alltogether different
> way!
> That's like saying John Cage's prepared piano works weren't new, because the
> piano as
> a sound source had been used before!

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