Classical music works around a body of “refined” sounds - sounds that are separate from the sound of the world, pure and musical. There is a sharp distinction between “music” and “noise”, just as there is a distinction between a musician and the audience. I like blurring those distinctions - I like to work with all the complex sounds on the way out of the horizon, to pure noise, like the hum of London. If you sit in Hyde Park just far enough away from the traffic so that you don't perceive any of its specific details, you just hear the average of the whole thing. And it's a beautiful sound. For me that's as good as going to a concert hall at night.Brian Eno. His music and the vertical color of sound, de Eric Tamm. Faber and Faber, 1989
Tan bon punt he acabat de copiar aquest paràgraf del llibre, descobreixo que el seu autor, Eric Tamm, té un lloc web des d'on es pot baixar sencer (pdf) i gratuïtament! A més a més, hi ha un altre llibre, també de franc, sobre Robert Fripp. Tots dos, molt recomanables.
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