cadence of breathing VIII
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    listen gould intimate mozart. microphone technique. closure of individual notes. gould's way of lifting fingers distinctly thud of sound from dampers closing

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    Caravaggio. seek rest in painting

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    Piano sound sudden intonation at exact spot in space + fading coloring range of open strings and all around sounding chamber sing the air until lost for ears to hear cf. deaf ears (November by Dennis Johnson performed by Jeroen van Veen)

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    November Dennis Johnson de Heem. affinity to eastern sung landscape painting where somewhere somebody deep in landscape. had it been western one would ask why but no. let that monk or whhtever stay does not trouble panorama cf. much western music one recognize signature voice/sound be the thing

    what about background music/field music etc. do not sense presence of distant presence of somebody that does not interrupt the scenery still there

    distant friend not missing because company on same conditions as author


    13. Self
    Both praise and blame cause concern,
    For they bring people hope and fear.
    The object of hope and fear is the self -
    For, without self, to whom may fortune and disaster occur?

    Who distinguishes himself from the world may be given the world,
    But who regards himself as the world may accept the world

    see spoon [2411]
    Lao Tze : Dao De Jing [Tao Te Ching]
    Based on the translations of Robert G. Henricks, Lin Yutang, D.C. Lau, Ch'u Ta-Kao, Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English, Richard Wilhelm and Aleister Crowley.



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    duchamp nu descendant: wave function vs eigenstate.

    ...wavefunction as a probability amplitude, and the act of observation as a nonunitary evolution (“collapse”) of the wavefunction into an eigenstate. The interpretation does not state that the particle does not exist until it is observed; it says that, say, the particle’s position or momentum (or whatever other property we’re interested in) does not exist until it is measured. (Viktor T. Toth)

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    Our format ridden world

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    das wohltemperierte klavier. bach. every piece in key. by definition. no modulation cf. tailor scrutinizing fit of suit on model turning around. pieces of das wohltemperierte same: every key inspected as from all sides: In the round cf. greek sculpture

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    Gould late Haydn work swonders while amiss on late Beethoven. Deobfuscates dynamic structure of former but beclouds that same of latter

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    Read Beckett's present and Duchamp's perfect tense, together
    En attendant...
    Étant donnés...

    Common denominator: scene of no action, framed/determined/articulated by what happened before or might happen later

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    Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968) Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951)

    Duchamp from painter to engineer and Wittgenstein from engineer to painter relatively speaking

    Both known for one early and one late work standing in a transformative relation to one another in sense of being equally comprehensive in scope but different in approach

    Beholder who goes for either early or late won’t sense the balancing act going on

    Imagination does not distinguish but compose all means of articulation into same act of expressing/appreciating what is at stake

    Large Glass ⇔ Tractatus
    Étant donnés Investigations

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