Monday 31 March 2008

Personal Space 1

I have to write a piece next week probably for a building. The idea of 'Personal Space' and buildings is of increasing interest to me, since the idea of 'the personal' is something that is clearly changing with technology. It is difficult to define what a 'person' is: Locke argues that it relates to the body; but so does technology, and technology is increasingly social, and increasingly transparent. Musically, chromaticism has a bodily relationship; modernism is ultra-personal. Given this, what is 'public' music? This piece starts tries to start from something public and becomes more chromatic... it tries to become more 'enchanting': Transparency and enchantment may have to go together...

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