Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Thumpy march

Now for the sort of patriotic love that can be evoked by military marches, etc. This is a bit bombastic (and goes wrong at the end!), but what are its features? What makes this something that evokes (in some) 'love' of country, etc? Is it down to the identity thing again? Someone  (or maybe many people) listens to this and thinks "that's where I belong!" - but what does that mean? Is the belonging evoked by a 'successful' communication (Luhmann)? It is absolutely steady, totally regulated rhythmically, but harmonically just enough interest for it not to be tedious (although maybe not in my attempt!). So again, I might suggest that it's 'of earth and heaven' at the same time...
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