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Jeremy McCreary

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Gershwin quote
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:04:34 AM »

This little snippet from NPR struck me as vaguely relevant to spinning tops...

At one point in the writing of Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin got stuck. The breakthrough came on a long train ride in 1924. The polyrhythmic train sounds held the key. When asked later about the experience, he said,
I often find music in the very heart of noise.
Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time ... and with spinning tops, we decorate both.
—after Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988

Everything in the world is strange and marvelous to well-open eyes.
—Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955