Monday, January 21, 2019

Let's relieve the stave of its duty and move on.

Rethinking the five (5) lines.  A new stave. A new musical lexicon.
Composers; Musicians.  

Let's relieve the stave of its duty and move on.

By creating a new musical language (syntacticon/lexicon) I show how a more satisfying account might be developed, once a distinction is made between two kinds of awareness.  (You will not learn this here.  You will need to read my other writing).

Portrait: Dick Barrett.  Photography by Annie Liebovitz.

Let's consider the following...'to be is to be the value of a variable’: certain serious composer's theoretical claims about what there is, or what exists, are most perspicuously articulated using the quantifier of first-order logic.

On this view, one incurs ontological commitment to whatever one’s first-order theory quantifies over. 

I have a few dear composers (mostly scholarly improvisers - and I say that tongue in cheek) who I hold in the lowest denominator of creativity.

Ebola Virus...a.k.a. The Five Lines

Some composers have different attitudes towards the relationship between ontological inquiry and first-order quantification, including: those complexists who claim that being is distinct from existence; those who hold that other expressions (e.g. predicates) can incur ontological commitment.

Hmm...let's place Jessie J. in a room with Dick Barrett.  

Composers who reject the idea that all serious talk about being and existence can be captured by the first-order quantifier, and those who deny that first-order notational systems are the best vehicles for articulating metaphysical theories are ___________ (you fill in the blank).

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