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USAGE/NEOLOGISM: _fuzaqiyin_ & _Klangenfarbengeräusch_

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, October 3, 2003, 18:54
Hiya peeps,
    This is my name for the musical scale I will be using on the
_TamburKanun_ tube-zither I am having made: fuzaqiyin

    _fuza_  /fu:.dza:/ "complex"
        [fOO-dzah, like "future" pretty slurred - _z_ like the 'dz' in "adze"]

    _qi_        /tSi:/  "new, surprise, unexpected, extraordinary,
                        strange, unnatural, abnormal"

    _yin_       /jIn/   "sound/noise, tone, musical note, music"
    [Yin, rhymes with 'pin' - _y_ like the 'y' in "yes", "yeah"; _j_ in "ja"]

    Kinda sorta sounds like a translit[t]eration of _Futurism_ into Mandarin


    The German word for "noise" _Geräusch_ is derived from _rauschen_ - "the
sound of the wind" - related to _Rausch_ "ecstasy, intoxication" hinting at
some of the aesthetic, bodily effects of noise possible in music.

_Klangenfarbengeräusch_ - "tone-colour noise" - related to Arnold
Schoenberg's pantonal _Klangenfarbenmelodie_ but much more concerned with timbre, texture
and silence (i.e. Taoist-/Japanese-/Zen-influenced musics).


Hanuman Zhang

"... 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


    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_

    The German word for "noise" _Geräusch_ is derived from _rauschen_ "the
sound of the wind," related to _Rausch_ "ecstasy, intoxication" hinting at some
of the possible aesthetic, bodily effects of noise in music.