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Re: Modernism: Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways—the point however is to change it" - Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

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Re: Modernism: Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud

hen the blazing sun is gone,
     When he nothing shines upon,
     Then you show your little light,
     Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

     Then the traveller in the dark,
     Thanks you for your tiny spark,
     He could not see which way to go,
     If you did not twinkle so.

This reminds me of the 3 Wise Men.

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Re: Modernism: Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud

dsader wrote:
kchoi wrote:

This "seems" asystematic. The sound produced by this music is not something you would want to listen on radio.

The instrument, is actually a "prepared" piano... the piano is carefully, and is mechanically calculated to "pluck" the piano strings. This is systematic, but also asystematic at the same time.

Compare a modern musical instrument to a classical instrument. What might future instruments look like?

"Modernism" .... especially in Art, can be expressed in various aspects that are anticonventional.

http://www.brokenwindows.org/Sigur%20Ros%20Sheffield/Sigur%20Ros%2001.jpg

In this picture, one of my favorite bands "Sigur Ros" uses the string bow, to vibrate sound in an electrical guitar.
Before comparing the classical instruments with  modern instruments, the key points for the foundation of instruments, (music) or (ideas) is that in today's world, lacks "originality" and it is necessary for the ideas to "alternate" based on the originality.
Even piano, was based on a harpsichord, and then fortepiano, then the modern piano.
Due to alternative ideas, everything progresses. The limestone of modernism is orchestrated by the "asymestric" ideas that paths off from "common sense."
Playing piano from fingers by hitting the key would be the common sense, but it would path off from common sense if it were to play by disattatching the top, and plucking the strings. or, even to use string bow, metal bell.

This genre is called "musique d'avantgarde" or in a simple and a basic words, experimental music.

This music is not melodic nor harmonic..or perhaps disharmonic.

The musicality, and the modernism comes from expressing ideas, not based on the originality.

Re: Modernism: Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud

aganton wrote:

hen the blazing sun is gone,
     When he nothing shines upon,
     Then you show your little light,
     Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

     Then the traveller in the dark,
     Thanks you for your tiny spark,
     He could not see which way to go,
     If you did not twinkle so.

This reminds me of the 3 Wise Men.

Which source of advice does Modern Man follow? Advice from "out there" or advice from within?