[PD] Am I alone?
dompflaum at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 18:27:09 CET 2011
I think it was Miles Davis who said music was like food, eat the stuff you
like, leave the stuff you don't.
But in direct response to what you wrote, I believe there are some people
who are more interested in the ideas behind the music, than the actual
sounds produced; the sounds produced are almost a souvenir of the idea. It's
not my approach, but who am I to say others should not look at things that
On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Jan 2011, ailo wrote:
> There's so many cases where these questions can never be generalized, so I
>> find it's pretty much impossible to discuss music in a general fashion.
> Ok, let's say I follow all the links posted on a mailing-list, and all I
> find are tracks in which I want to fast-forward through the seemingly
> randomly-arranged noises until I get to the beginning of the «real stuff»,
> and eventually I can't fast-forward anymore because I'm already at the end.
> What do you call this ? When is one allowed to generalise ?
> (btw obviously I'm not talking about pd-list !)
> Can we even define what music is?
> Depends on the level on which you expect to define it. You'd have more
> chances if you try to define it on a sociological/psychological level.
> I think it's ok to have a personal moral view of what music should or
>> should not be. For me, when you have a sense of what is right and wrong
>> in music, that is a sort of morality.
> That's usually called beauty, ugliness and æsthetics, though otoh lyrics
> could be subjected to the same judgements of morality as books do.
> In my experience, basing your music on rational moralic standpoints can be
>> restrictive to the point that you are choked. Maybe for someone else, that
>> is a way to get organized?
> What do you mean by rational ?
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