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The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
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Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky
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The Rest Is Noise by Alex  Ross
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Silence by John Cage
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Reviewing these writings again after some years, I find new meanings in them. Mostly I am inspired by how hard Cage worked to find a form for his ideas that was also an experiential example of the idea itself. Many of these essays are performance pie ...more
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Confronting Silence by Toru Takemitsu
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For a musician these are illuminating essays. Takemitsu writes on his struggle to reconcile Western composition and Eastern aesthetics and philosophy. He documents his personal search for a sonic realization of 'ma' and a non-counted sensory percepti ...more
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Styles of Radical Will by Susan Sontag
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I read the essay 'The Aesthetics of Silence', written in 1967, in the context of researching Cage and East-West concepts of silence in contemporary music. So I will only write about that.
Sontag is always incisive, and this essay is fascinating as an
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Silence, Music, Silent Music by Nicky Losseff
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Diverse collection of musicological essays contemplating various aspects of silence in music. The editors' perspective put things together in an unorthodox way (crossing genres of musicology, cultural theory, religion and spirituality, and east-west ...more
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Sailing Home by Norman Fischer
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Boy with Flowers by James Ely Shipley
Boy with Flowers
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poetry--with which I am totally impressed and moved thus far.
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