Thursday 13 May 2010

Roots and Branches

Rethinking groundedness... Feet, roots and the ground are one thing; branches, leaves, hands are another. I thought that grounding (which I associated with open 5ths particularly) was fundamentally about coercing a tonality. But the feeling of groundedness is an essence; it is produced through a regulatory mechanism. I now think its about from where you sit. I can sit at the feet, and look up at the branches; or I can be in the branches and look at the feet; or I can look towards the sky. Is this still disruption, coercion and exhortation? It's about the relationship between landscape and cognition. The Vaughan Williams style improvisation is more at the feet than yesterday's...

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