Re: MD SQ-SQ tension in Mozart's Symphony No38

Date: Tue Feb 17 2004 - 19:55:33 GMT

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    In a message dated 2/17/04 4:31:57 AM GMT Standard Time,

    > Hello,
    > Mark: That tension IS us at the moment of listening, plus the patterns of
    > the music - in the event stream - DQ in action
    > For me, tension (in the actual sense of the word) both harmonically, rhythm
    > , everything, draws me to my current selection of musical listening (King
    > Crimson, The Power To Believe[2004]). There is definitely DQ, put into the
    > composition itself...not just in my listening experience.
    > Some pieces it is not the tension, but the cohesion, and pleasing harmony.
    > Yet, I guess this is still tension. I suppose that the word tension can have
    > multiple uses, as opposed to the one we know, which is referred to the
    > feeling, tense. Relaxed music, is still apart of the tension.
    > What do you mean when you say 'SQ-SQ'?
    > Matt

    Hi Matt,
    If you read the forum essay, 'The edge of chaos' you will understand why i
    use the term SQ-SQ tension. This terminology is derived from Pirsig's work.
    The better the tension, using this terminology - the more severe the
    coherence of patterns in their relationship with DQ - the more beautiful they are.
    Patterns in tension/coherence include ALL patterns of the music and the
    listener in unity in the event stream.

    High coherence = excellence.

    All the best,

    P.S. Have King Crimson released a new album i am not aware of????????

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