Author Topic: All of us-from The Economist  (Read 1499 times)

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Re: All of us-from The Economist
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 04:00:43 am »
Good read. Favorite paragraph from there,

"At the heart of Mr Johnson's argument is this sense that the classical impulse is different from simple entertainment. Classical music offers not merely the basic pleasures of melody, harmony and rhythm, but the meanings which these elements can reveal when explored in the process of composition by a master. It is just this intense emotional and intellectual engagement, shared by composer and listener, that pop music and pop culture reject: it is definitely not cool, a quality which denies complexity, in which work followed by chilling out define the parameters of being human."

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Re: All of us-from The Economist
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 05:07:46 am »
yea, my friend looked into the book and it appears that he sort of bashes every thing aside from classical music. shitty perspective but w/e. mans gotta eat.

it definitely does touch upon cultural values of today and comparing them against what was valued at a different time.

You can't not talk about people when you talk about music. it's apart of us and is basically an extension the human experience.

so what is it now that value?

what is it that we're trying to say about our world and our nature as humans?
Josh Huval: Honestly, the guys who are making good art are spending their time making it.