John Aulich replied to Mark Nicol's discussion Politics and Music
"Well... I think you're right, in the sense that most musicians are not consciously dealing with their own politics in their music, and in any case one can't pinpoint a black-and-white right-or-left political standpoint (I mean, we can't extract…"
Oct 12, 2012
Gavin Brown replied to John Aulich's discussion "On Friendship and Longing" from Suite 001
"Thanks, works now"
Sep 23, 2012
John Aulich replied to John Aulich's discussion "On Friendship and Longing" from Suite 001
"Should be working now :) Gav Brown said:
I was not able to play this file. My software warned me that additional upgrades would be needed in order to play it, but I never was able to figure out what those were."
Sep 23, 2012
John Aulich replied to John Aulich's discussion "On Friendship and Longing" from Suite 001
"try now?"
Sep 23, 2012
Gavin Brown replied to John Aulich's discussion "On Friendship and Longing" from Suite 001
"I was not able to play this file. My software warned me that additional upgrades would be needed in order to play it, but I never was able to figure out what those were."
Sep 23, 2012
John Aulich replied to John Aulich's discussion "On Friendship and Longing" from Suite 001
"Oh. Curious. I'll look into that tomorrow. (It's getting late over here :) )"
Sep 22, 2012
John Aulich replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Yes thank you, an excellent quote. Fredrick zinos said:
John..In agreement with what you said and to paraphrase Stravinsky on this general topic "music is black dots on white paper. If you think music has meaning it is because of the emotional…"
Sep 22, 2012
John Aulich replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Jon Corelis said:

music has emotional content because I recognize that content when I hear the music, and emotion in art as in dreams is always real (cf. Freud:  the imagery of dreams is illusory but their emotional content is real, e.g. the tiger…"
Sep 22, 2012
John Aulich replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Music doesn't carry emotional content, it carries the signifiers that we associate with certain emotions. Just like words, the signifiers are entirely subjective and depend on yourself and the society you belong to. As a very (oversimplified)…"
Sep 22, 2012
John Aulich replied to Mark Nicol's discussion Politics and Music
"Hi guys, I think this is a really interesting discussion. I'm going to side with George Orwell on this one, I think all artwork is political to some extent. If we boil down what art is, it could be argued that its simply a series of decisions, made…"
Sep 22, 2012