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2018 15 Jan

The tape is now the music

von: Martina Weber Filed under: Blog | TB | Tags:  4 Comments

The biggest arguments about validity are almost always about this subject: whether or not certain things are allowed to be included as suitable areas for artistic attention, and whether or not certain others can be left out. Peter Schmidt used to have a phrase: “ … to omit what no one else has thought of leaving out.“ In music, no one thought of leaving out the music.

 

Brian Eno: A year with swollen appendices. Brian Eno´s diary.

Faber and Faber, 1996, p. 374

 

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4 Comments

  1. Martina Weber:

    More Oblique strategies you can find here

  2. Brian Whistler:

    Except maybe, John Cage

  3. Rosato:

    IN A COMPOSITIONAL CRISIS, BUNITA HAD ASKED HER FRIEND JOHN CAGE FOR ADVICE ON HOW TO GET OUT OF IT * HE RECOMMENDED SHE TREAT HER INNER COMPOSER WITH SOME SUGAR AND KEEP THINGS AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE * SHE TOOK HIS ADVICE LITERALLY, PUTTING A BOX OF SUGAR CUBES ON HER STEINWAY AND STARTED WORKING ON A PIECE THAT IS BASED ON THE SIMPLEST IDEA SHE COULD THINK OF AT THE TIME:

    THE OSTINATO C-A-G-E

  4. Rosato:

    @ Brian

    just had the same idea


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