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Re: CHAT: Hello

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 17:07
In a message dated 2003:09:17 03:59:40 AM, yonjuuni@EARTHLINK.NET writes:

>In a non-ascii setting, you could use a variation of traditional musical >notation.
Yes! One interestin' musical notational system that has some striking similarities to Korean _hangul_ is the logograms used in composing and/or transcribing Chinese _qin_/_ch'in_ (fretless, bridgeless long-board zither) music. The notation "describes" the string-length/pitch, tone-colouration/timbre and how to finger and pluck the sounding string(s). The guitarist Henry Kaiser writes: "The chin (a bridgeless zither), one of the most ancient stringed instruments in the world, is also one of my very favorite instruments. Sometimes it can sound kind of like a drunken slide guitar player playing together in a trio with a virtuoso fretless bass player and a harp player on an acid trip...." --- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º º°`°º ø,¸~-> Hanuman Zhang, musical mad scientist (no, I don't wanna take over the world, just the sound spectrum...) "... Music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence." - Schopenhauer, _The World as Will and Representation_ "... the distillation of experience into pure sound, a state of music, is timeless and absolute." -Anais Nin "...improvisation is about change, about flux rather than stasis. ... improvisation is about a constant change." - Steve Beresford improvisation: "a process of liberation, a working around the assumptions that define our civilization, and the results are open-ended." - John Berndt NATURE LOVES MUSIC: Scientist Phil Uttley "said the music of a black hole could be called improv." In "comparison to a specific artist or style, he said the late Greek composer Iannis Xenakis used flicker noise to randomly generate pieces called stochastic music. 'You could use the variations in the X-ray output of black holes to produce just this sort of music.'" " [ ... ] 'Flicker Noise' - Nature's inaudible rhythms & patterns are "in everything from heartbeats to climate change. Other astronomers have detected flicker noise in X-ray outputs and in interplanetary magnetic fields." "Scientists say music is ubiquitous in Nature (Earth itself) and shows up in the arrangements of the planets, in seascapes, and even in our brainwaves." --- "Any sufficiently advanced music is indistinguishable from noise" (after Arthur C. Clarke's aphorism that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguisable from magic.)" - John Chalmers, in email response to the quote _The Difference between Music and Noise is all in your Head_


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