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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000759.txt from 2002/05

From: Mike Dowler <>
Subj: RE: [kl] A Colour Symphony op. 24
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 18:51:48 -0400

At 8:43 PM -0700 5/25/02, William Wright wrote:
>Humans *do* separate one note from the next (edge detection), and they
>*do* detect differences in attack and inflection and sound character
>(shape analysis), and the concept of motion certainly is part of music
>(I defy you to listen to Nutcracker or Seventy-Six Trombones without
>thinking of motion). At various locations in our neural networks, all
>of these concepts come into contact with each other and interact with
>each other. Hence we dance to music, put rhythm into poetry, create
>metaphors, add shades of meaning to words and change the intensity of
>words by inflecting or singing them, and so forth.

Wouldn't motion in sound relate to physical location of the origin of
the sound? You're forgetting that just like all light isn't art, all
sound isn't music. I think the motion you "see" in the Nutcracker is
more like a light blinking on and off. Of course, correct me if I'm
wrong, because although I have absolutely no time to be messing
around with science at the moment, it interests the heck out of me!
(I think that made sense!)



Mike Dowler -


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