File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0703, message 19


Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:28:30 -0400
To: deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] Deleuze, electronic music and Deleuzian theory of body


Hi,

What I see for myself is a difficulty ignoring signification & signs.
This is the diff between language vs code. Music especillly is ripe
with signs and it speaks so easily. But the meaning of the speach,
like spastic hand twitches of a writing stylus, can be ignored since
so much of the power of music is devoid of signage. I'm refering to
tabla rhythms and methods of counting which bring catharsis to the
listener (not the performer!). Ignoring this kind of psychological
meaning brings such a thesis closer to what you are describing.
However most anthropological research is concerned with sign meaning
and avoids materialist explaination because it can't touch these
areas. the division betwen chomsky and lacan can be boiled down to
this n-1, which is so meaningless since there is always n-2, and n-3..
etc... and whatever operation a psychologist can invent for himself,
so the subject can simply add one to it and render the psychologist's
insight into a joke (as can be observed between the musical performer
and the listener)

-cb
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