The “static, sensual present” The other night, I found this nice piece about Debussy and Japan. It talks about the importance of negative space in Japanese visual culture (I didn’t know they have a specific term for it – Ma), Shakuhachi music, and how Debussy apparently “eschews forward-thrusting, teleological development in favour of a static, sensual present”. Good meat there. (via Music For Shuffle Sketch #13)

August 31, 2012