"I messed up," Calvin Newton lamented, after losing thirty years and doing time in either nation and federal prisons for robbery, counterfeiting, and drug violations. "These have been years of my lifestyles that i may were making a song gospel tune. " in the course of his major, he was once super-handsome, athletic, and charged with sexual air of secrecy that attracted ladies to him like flies to honey.
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2 I would add that the sounding rendition is “other” in that it can never be wholly comprised or predicted by the inner ear and the mind’s eye: we are rarely surprised by a third or ﬁfth visual, silent reading of a printed score in any circumstances, but acoustic happenstance or other unforeseen factors can have a considerable effect when we hear the same 27 28 / The Recorded Musical Text score in performance. Unanticipated vibrato, variation of tempo, a reverberant performance space, or simply too much coffee are more likely to change our impressions of a work than would irregularities of paper, ink, or notation in a score.
Though simplistic, such an explanation does have some bearing on present art music communities, which are relatively small and relatively elite. 16 But we could just as well call it a postbiblical culture. This quasireligious basis is still seen in the aura that surrounds musical explanation and interpretation, and in the zeal or even anger people show when defending The Recorded Musical Text / 35 their own readings of a musical work. The scriptural paradigm also helps us understand why many musicologists and other scientistically inclined humanists believe that texts must involve writing on paper.
They share a sense of radical empiricism, an approach to analysis that embraces the whole experience and excludes nothing sensible. This is especially valuable when it comes to discussing mass-mediated forms of “high art,” where questions can arise concerning which salient aspects have been left out and which irrelevant or even corrupting elements have been introduced into the experience. In this book I emphasize the roles of invention and technology in producing new intuitions and new manners of thought.
Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction by Arved Ashby