Entries for 9th Jan 2014
Between the writing about jazz, I've been trying to think about mediaeval notation, and organisation of improvisation.
It's been fascinating examining the 10th-13th Centuries. There are ideas that got "discarded" that you then see in 60s "modernism"...
Cage's collection of notations looks relatively commonplace from that perspective.
It's also really curious how much of my own notation bear resemblances to the mediaeval work.
I did not know anything about those systems until I started looking into it a couple of years ago...
...but I'm loving the way little flashes of the 20th Century appear; forgotten analogues
I'm thoroughly enjoying learning and asking questions at the moment.