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Monday, 15 November 2004

Critical Theory + Music = ?

I have a draft of my percussion and vocal pice. Except that it's 100% glockenspiel. I have a vague idea of giving Anne (the vocalist) a text about how binary oppositions are a masculinist construct that imply comparison and otherness. And how instead of trying to create an opposition, i'm trying to create a transformation. However, Cixous, the french crit-theorist i want to cite is not out of copyright. Also, it could be problematic to deconstruct the piece in the peice. Although it would be very post-modern.

2 comments:

goat said...

masculinist construct?

goat said...

heh. i think if someone used "deconstruct" as a verb in my derrida class, the prof (also known as nick royle) would bitch-slap them. derrida really disliked that usage cuz deconstruction is something that is already happening in the text rather than something which is applied. which makes sense, but then what are we supposed to call pointing out the deconstruction? that's what i want to know.