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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000935.txt from 2000/07

From: "Tony Pay" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Serialism
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 06:57:34 -0400

>From: Andrea Bergamin <>

>With the series music became a mathematical or statistical problem: >you
>have to define a matrix and the score will be just a writing >exercise.

>It is some sort of neo-medieval concept of art and artist role.
>The composer refuses his own conceptual and creative power and this is >the
>emancipation of music. Music doesn't need the composer and, more >deeply,
>music doesn't need the man.

Depends how it's used.

"Every task involves constraint
Solve it now without complaint;
There are magic links and chains
Forged to loose our rigid brains;
Structures, strictures, though they bind,
Strangely liberate the mind."

Quoted in "Le Ton Beau de Marot" by Douglas Hofstadter.

I'd attribute this, but I'm quoting from memory, and I've forgotten who it's


....This also.

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