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I’ve been wondering why it is that there is no equivalent in music to something like a Luis Mendo sketch. Janáček comes to mind with his notations of speech melodies: A delight in observing the everyday without dramatizing it – an aspect that Milan Kundera discusses in Testaments Betrayed. Eavesdropping with a Master: Leoš Janáček and the Music of Speech covers in detail the 75 notebooks he filled over the last four decades of his life and subsumed into his operas. In music it’s apparently not possible for such notations to be formed into sketches that stand alone in their own right.

101 Words – 004: Been wondering why it is that there’s no equivalent in music to something like a @LuisMendo sketch rdgr.me/u/o3qayl

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.


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