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Sean

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Glass- Dance No.1
« on: November 22, 2009, 12:26:04 PM »
Let me urge this work once again; here's a link to my Amazon review
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philip-Glass-Dance-Michael-Riesman/dp/B000026283/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1258921385&sr=1-7

From my notes...

Febrility combines with stillness and serenity as intensely singing repeated single notes focus, still and daze the attention in sensory ecstasy, revelling in the inner illumination the intonation’s narrow accuracy and focus provides. Bass keyboard notes become increasingly rapid as the work progresses, with as in much pop music the starts of bars or short phrases accented, all as increasing heartbeat and inner rush in sex with the thrusting rhythm increasing more slowly; mordent-type intervals parallel the momentary movement to orgasm and the absolute, from and back to the relative.

There’s further the elation of good jazz group improvisation on the same material, blending fabulously in high colour; emphasis is on the unmediated, experiential aesthetic, the non-theoretical base level of reality. This is a work to listen to more than any other in the history of music. Repeated movements in sex parallel those in minimalism and the repeated return to sex parallels the return to minimalism, or good examples of it; you can’t attend to sex closely enough nor attend to minimalism closely enough, even to the individual notes and their particular singing quality enough, nor have sex nor listen to the same piece enough.

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Re: Glass- Dance No.1
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 02:59:43 AM »
Repeated movements in sex parallel those in minimalism and the repeated return to sex parallels the return to minimalism,

Now I know why you're so keen on Minimalism.
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