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Philly the Kid (apriori@slip.net)
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 15:09:17 -0500

> as a performer I use all of these words to help me discuss sonicness
> but I do find that the english language (as defined by dictionaries)
> lacks the tools to descibe music of the 20th and 21st century.
>
> my $.02
> Wiley

Can we invent any new language? Is it hopeles to try to have any discussion
about music in the next millenia ( no pun intended :-)?

What has happened with how we make music or think about music or use music
that causes it to elude being quantified or qualified.

I know when I THINK I have encountered bad art. But it is so personalized
my particular history and state of mind even that brought me to that
occasion. I cna describe things but even words like :

complex
dense
multi-layered

or

spirited
high energy
dreamy

or

aleatoric
Modern
Imperial
Folky
ethnic

It's very hard to know what someone means when they describe something.

I do think though, I can' get a clue with some questions and answers...it
helps if I know who I am talking to and what they already know...

Perhaps it doesn't matter much if we can describe to others, or cogently
talk about art/music, but how do we expand the audience for Music Next
Millenia? What will bring more people to it? Air play and exposure on TV?
Is there any popular art that is removed from a "scene"?

??

Rico