I guess I may have misunderstood what you mean by "digital world", then?
I agree: Notations are time machines. And then there is, of course, John Cage's "Notations" ... :-)
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Dennis Moser <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Sure! But you do disagree with what I did not say! ;-)) I said that
> Hehe ... Per, I respectfully disagree.
> The boxes change and, often, disappear with time. Notation is a means of
> transcending time (what Alfred Korzibski might have described as a
> "time-binding" mechanism) when you have the appropriate context.
> The study of how to share "the essence" of a musical presentation is one of
> significant historical importance and thinking back to our recent
> discussions about "unplugged looping", this should spark some
I don't see a point with notation "in the digital world". But notation
is not for the digital world - it is for humans! I for one would hail
a way to bring over "the essence" of music, since I totally rely on my
own ontological system for dealing with music. Although imperfect,
notation still is one of our times most fascinating time machines!
Greetings from Sweden