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Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 09:15 am
In praise of quietness

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(Anonymous)
Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
People who love red also love life...

>And it's interesting how often noise artists turn, sooner or later, to quietness. Like Otomo >Yoshihide and his music venue Off Site.

Be careful, Nick. The Off Site kids turned to quietness simply because they have neighbors and thin walls. Their architecture caused their musical space.


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Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: People who love red also love life...

Necessity is the mother of awesomelycoolosity.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
Re: People who love red also love life...

Necessity? I am sure it has birthed quite a bit over the years, but the idea of choosing silence (rather than noise) seems to be an integral part of your argument here, so the Off Site thing factorial. I was told by the owner over drinks one day that if their place was in a chaotic neighborhood, or if they had soundproofing on the walls, they would have probably cranked it long ago (for better or for worse...) In fact, their space is really the opposite of the modular paneling and sound-diffusion gear at the IRCAM studios, where everything is modular, and the 'roomtone' (hey, isn't his brother pandatone in Japan this week?) has been reduced, not celebrated. That is, in its own way, also pretty supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


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