File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1995/nietzsche_Nov9.95, message 47

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 95 09:03 CDT
Subject: Re: Music, Nietzsche, Rhythm

Are you thinking of John Cage?  His recordings of (necessaril)y atonal and
random, accidental sounds, freely "arranged"  -- like traffic sounds, etc?  or
"dead" intervals...  In a kind of 50's zen a la expressionism (I attended one of
his concerts some 4 years ago -- the aged composer slept through the
performance, a delightful (non-)event...  But I think we would have to ask,
how does one write/play/perform _silence_ -- even to speak it is a violation of
it, etc.  ?  (silence, being the essence of rhythm, the dionysian)
speaking of which, any thoughts out there on my earlier question, re the lyric?

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