Sunday 25 May 2008

Taking things to the point of intimacy

The question of the sensual in Wagner, Scriabin, etc and the relationship between this chromatic music and the music of deep intimacy (previous improvisation) is really interesting me. I needed to remind myself of the romantic idiom, and here it leads to a break-down of ideas with music sounding like the disjointed 'intimate' music. Romantic music increases the probability of communications related to sensuality; the intimate music practically engages with them directly.. Maybe that's all music can do .. it doesn't communicate anything itself, but it increases the probability of particular types of communication...
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