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Notes for the Culture: A Few Brief Thoughts on Music and Time, with a Word or Two about Ontology*

 

I.

 

Music is a representation of thought in time

(music is thinking through time)

Music is a representation of time in thought

(music is time, thinking)

 

II.

 

Time is a representation of thought in music

(each thought in music is time)

 

III.

 

Thought is a representation of time in music

Thought is a representation of music in time

Time is a representation of music in thought

But time doesn’t equal music

 

IV.

 

I hear myself speak, just as sounds hear sounds

I play myself music

I “be” in time

Time is inside time

Time is now

 

V.

 

Time has different modalities

Time is then. Time is soon. Time is before.

Becoming

Time is after

Becoming

Time

 

 

Jan 24, 1996, Montréal

 

 

 

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