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In the face of this sub-mediocre post-modern nihilistic rubbish, my generation is increasingly starved for the sublime and transcendent and yearns for beauty. Fortunately, some of us are poised and ready to provide it for them. Ugliness and meaninglessness, whether of the hip-hop or postmodern performance art variety, is destined for the dustbin of history.
My friend Evan's senior lecture, recently given, focused on microtonality as a tool for enriched musical expression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbBekBzz21Y Followed by a recital of his musical compositions.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2018 on I Got Nuthin’ at davidthompson
One for the performance art files, "composed" by the indefatigable Yoko Ono, performed by one Katelena Hernandez Cowels ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbp-SIv3THw A particularly anguished "masterpiece" of the genre. Clearly.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2017 on Elsewhere (257) at davidthompson
@ Ben "...the process of being reviewed is often an exercise in being condescended to by your inferiors." -- John Irving Composer Max Reger's scatological response to a harsh critic comes to mind. "I am sitting in the smallest room in my house. I have your review in front of me. Soon it will be behind me."
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2017 on Feeling The Season at davidthompson
@ champ You think that's bad? Admin frets for 'humanity' of children raised by white parents https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10226 Redolent of Ms. Ashleigh Schakleford's venomous tirade (before a group of sycophantic church ladies -- err, I mean woke white allies) vilifying people of European descent as literal demons, as "not born into being human."
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2017 on Feeling The Season at davidthompson
Some music for the season: Jacob Collier's rich (some would say overwrought or even cloying) harmonization of Harold Darke's setting of Christina Rossetti's "In the Bleak Midwinter" -- transcribed by one Jun Lee, who possesses an ear as tremendous as Collier's grasp of harmony and voice leading (and of different tunings and temperaments, too). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-nRv0uQvH0 A shill of my own work -- a series of four "rhapsodies" for piano, which one fellow musician/composer (with a large youtube following) described as "gothic in the best possible sense." https://soundcloud.com/philip-daniel-694653902/rhapsodien-sturm-und-drang-sonata-da-chiesa-empfindsamkeit-stylus-phantasticus
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2017 on Feeling The Season at davidthompson
So... Whiteness is a social construct, but white DNA is an abomination and white people are a cultural void with the demonic power of turning everyone else into cultural voids as well. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/campus-newspaper-editorial-your-white-dna-is-an-abomination/article/2641940
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2017 on I Fear Corners May Have Been Cut at davidthompson
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