Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just a reminder

The radical music isn't so much a way of composing, or even a repertoire of music associated with a way of composing, but rather a way of listening.  And listening not so much to music, as for the possibility of music.


Anonymous said...

Good point.

But I also think "radical" can refer to intensity of expression, as opposed to merely some esoteric, coded mode of expression.

In terms of sheer intensity, one could say that Glenn Gould had a radical sound.

Or, say, the young Russian composer Anton Lubchenko:

I mean - THIS is intense! This is radical!


Daniel Wolf said...


I think that the kind of intense expression you describe is the antithesis of the radical music I'm thinking of.