Karl

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  • Interests Applications of Music Cognition to theory and then composition.<br /><br />Sharp blue skies with long puffy and thin white clouds.
  1. Merkel condemns multiculturalism

    Thanks John.
  2. Melody! In the 21st Century!

    There are tons (quite literally, and even in digital format) of modern pieces that contains melody. Every single pop song has a blatant melody. The music critiqued in Romantic Manifesto is mostly that of the Minimalist, and 12-Tone movements. That said, much of even Minimalist music has a melody. The rhythmic motifs in John Adam's Harmonielehre are definite qualifiers. (Remember Toohey tapping his finger?) In addition, the ostinatos throughout Reich's Music for 18 Musicians should also be included. A melody is an auditory entity. The recognition of certain auditory entities precludes a subconscious desire to hear them. I, quite frankly, do not hear tons of melody in Rachmaninoff's music. The music makes me feel "anxiety." And then, thankfully, I tune it out. --- I liked the excerpt you posted from Il Postino up until the entrance of the singers. The harmony's reminded me of Leonard Bernstein's Facsimile. As a curiosity. (And maybe to elaborate the above point.) What do you think of this ? Please understand that this is one of the most thrilling pieces I am aware of right now. Every single moment of it I am attentive. It is influenced directly from Reich. The man who wrote it is a Socialist.
  3. Which events have you been using to guesstimate? (I'd like to watch them to.)
  4. Quotes

    I stumbled across a few good quotes by a man named Peter Nivio Zarlenga. Looking to find more about him I searched him on google but could not find out anything. Besides that he is allegedly the founder of Blockbuster Videos. . . I then tried Yahoo and it also turned up nothing remotely biographical. Wikipedia was bare, except for one mention of his name on a William Wordsworth page. I have found this experience disconcerting. His quotes are all over a bunch of different sites. Here are a few of them: 1. I am thought. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel. Yet I create Beauty for the eyes, Music for the ears, Love for the heart. They, ignorant of their ignorance, call me cold. Barren of Sight. Barren of Sound. Barren of Feeling. But it is I who am from which all comes. Given to the ungrateful. Unseen. Unheard. Unfelt. 2. What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists. 3. Divide your movements into easy-to-do sections. If you fail, divide again. 4. There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. Sounds like an Objectivist, no? Is anyone familiar with him?
  5. CAMPAIGN AT YOUR OWN TIME AND COST

    Hopefully on better cases. E.x., Broad socialist reforms that don't poison the well, but instead pull down its walls, tossing us all in at gunpoint first. Inventor this is what is relevant.
  6. Positive and negative motivation

    2. Your psychological starting point should be more clearly delimited as such. It took me more than a second to get adjusted to the fact that you weren't making a subjectivist statement that I am similar to David Kelly because we have "flawed fundamental premises." (If you are actually doing something with these "impressions" and "senses" beyond developing them into clear ideas then I am afraid for you.) 3. If someone knows of an objective similarity in my above ideas and David Kelly's, I would enjoy the extrapolation. (Though if it has to do with a similarity in form, it will have to be more complex than, "You have bad grammar, and fail to concretize your abstractions well enough.")
  7. I hate college

    Why didn't you need it before, and why do you need it now?
  8. Minnesota, but I went to school in Seattle. Cornish College of the Arts, home of John Cage and Merce Cunningham. (I had applied and finalized before even hearing of Ayn Rand.) The primary benefit of an academic institution was its pool of performers for putting together pieces. ( A good friend of mine is a Counter-tenor. His range stops at C6, and then begins with whistle-tone an octave up and goes for about a sixth. I love you Mariah, I mean. . . Jimi. . .) ( Hilarious watching him go louder than a Soprano in the upper range. )
  9. Positive and negative motivation

    (Thank you for the split.) In my brain, as I assumed it would be self evident in yours. Psychology is based, for the most part, on introspection and principled induction. Right?
  10. Positive and negative motivation

    It's not. (And in the long-term, mentally, it is extremely important.) Positive motivators draw us to objects because they cause life. Negative motivators push us away from them because they cause death.
  11. Positive and negative motivation

    You acknowledge them, and then suppress what is unnecessary. Once used to trace the causality of pain the emotion surrounding the fact that you are wrong is irrelevant to the solution of the problem. What becomes relevant emotionally is desire. As I said before what I am talking about is not subjectivist repression.
  12. No, but they are bad. You will always be paying for something you could teach yourself, at lower price, and significantly more effective pace. I should have known better a year ago.
  13. Education: 1. Aforementioned books. (E.x., http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/defau...2&tid=10903 ) 2. Correcting lots of false methodology and compiling a, more, objective theory of music. 3. Application to composition. 4. Potential marketing of ideas.
  14. Largest "READ Ayn Rand"?

    Awesome.
  15. 1 year of a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition: $28,000 (x 4 = $112,000) Post-Graduate texts for four years: $2000 (or so.) = I just dropped out. A history teacher that talked about things I had learned on Wikipedia. But I "benefited from the classroom atmosphere," where I got to "share my thoughts." She is payed around $90,000 a year, and runs the department. A piano teacher that sat absent-mindedly at his desk all day while I practiced a piano. He is payed around $72,000 a year. I received a brief lesson on technique after I "bothered" him. A private composition professor who doesn't compose. (He conducts.) Tangentially, I spent our weekly lessons teaching him Objectivism and talking about philosophy. On the hilarious upside, I am now composing a piece for his semi-professional orchestra. The older members of my family are now terrified "for me." Their "smartest, most successful kid" just dropped out. (Ha.)