[Dixielandjazz] Re: reality/truth
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 09:22:26 +0000
Hi Charlie and all,
Charlie writeth . . .
> Music, for example and to legitimize this thread, is conveyed by
>physical means, but the Idea of Music is not physical, does not proceed
>the physical but only by means of the physical.
I think I gotta take issue with this position. The idea of music not being
physical is like saying a beautiful rainbow and or sunset is not physical .
. . The thought occurs to me that the relationship of frequencies (for
example doubling a frequency produces an octave) to one another ultimately
produces music as we know it from a western point of view. Music as a
harmonious sound to our ears is a combination of frequencies which blend
(just as sunsets are beautiful for the same reason).
I'm presently in an internet cafe in Edinburgh and wish I could spend more
time developing this thesis but I'll amplify on it when I get back home.
Bill "Love Them Harmonics" Gunter
Mozart at age 4 was a
>physical kid; but where in the Heaven did his genius come from? Kepler,
>mathmetized the "music" of the spheres, the motion of planets (and showed
>they weren't spherical) had a mercenary private soldier father and a camp
>follower mother and no education. His genius came from someplace.
>Charlie (the anti-Nominalist) Hooks
>PS to whomever complained about topics that may interest the writer but
>which have NO place on a jazz-oriented list, this message just in from your
>proctologist: they found your head. [Oh, not really: I'm just being an
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