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Re: "What Might Future Digital Notation Look Like?"

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 10:01 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Dennis Moser <sinsofmachaut@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> soul-searching.

Sure! But you do disagree with what I did not say!  ;-))  I said that
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

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)