File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1995/nietzsche_Nov9.95, message 48

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 14:00:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Music, Nietzsche, Rhythm

Ingrid, I think that's who I was trying to recall.  thanx.  one of my 
mentors was discussing this with respect to semiotics, apparently, I too, 
must have been a somnabulist that day.  He really slept through the 
entire thing? was there applause? if so, did it wake him?

ahhhh, dead intervals - way way back in high school, we were screamed at 
in a local radio show for "dead air"!

 - Maledetto colui che contrista un spirto immortal!
 - Cursed whoever saddens an immortal spirit! 

On Thu, 16 Nov 1995, Ingrid Markhardt wrote:

> 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?
> 						Ingrid
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