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Re: How To Evaluate-Judge-Quantify

Larry Hewes (lhewes@erols.com)
Thu, 05 Jun 1997 12:44:08 -0700

David Labell wrote:
>
> At 05:27 AM 6/4/97 -0700, Laurence I. Hewes, III wrote:
> >Fleur de Vie Weinstock wrote:
> >>
> >> blah blah blah blah blah
> >> cage cage cage cage cage cage cage cage cage cage
> >> lucier lucier lucier lucier lucier lucier lucier lucier
> >> stockhausen stockhausen stockhausen
> >> tcherepnin tcherepnin tcherepnin
> >> reich reich reich reich reich reich reich reich reich reich reich reich
> >> blah blah blah balh balh balh balhblh ablha blha blah blakhb
> >
> >Very interesting, but what is it?
> >
> It is a play on words.
> Weinstock is constructing a rhythmic, repetitive, and monotonous free verse
> from the names of minimalist and modern composers. It's a wordplay that has
> the structure of a minimal piece.
>
> See? It's a poem constructed with the same elements as minimal music. He
> created it because he heard us discussing minimal music and sampling, so he
> did it with words and names.
>
> Constructing in one medium using the techniques of another medium is
> sometimes called "pop art." It was inspired by Roy Liechtenstein's
> paintings that looked like silkscreen prints.
>
> So, Weinstock is applying the same esoteric humor to minimalist music,
> using poetry.
>
> Very clever and poetic.

Thank you! excellent and very helpful response. I liked it but couldn't
quite figure out, in my conventionality, what it was. I think it was the
blah, blah parts that tripped me up.

Larry

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