Simplest expression of the Concept

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Simplest expression of the Concept

Postby bobappleton » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:02 am

If Parker's contribution to music was the bebop scale, and Cage's contribution was "chance operations", what is the contribution of The Concept?


PS: One of THE most interesting aspects of the Concept (in comparison with other contributions mentioned) is that it's originator is still active, so any answer we give could still change.
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Postby dogbite » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:01 am

i like it, mother!

how 'bout, "elegant beauty"

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Postby bobappleton » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:09 pm

or "ugly beauty"


i really put this in as a response to motherlode's great post on the bebop scales and their value to music - which also seems like another way of understanding the LCC.

i was in class today, and these 2 chinese guys showed a film they'd made about water and other things which matter to them food/clothes/cellphone/tv/computer. and i remember ornette saying something like "music is to food what air is to breathing" - meaning fundamentals are what we need to go on living/creating.
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Postby chespernevins » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:50 pm

If Parker's contribution to music was the bebop scale, and Cage's contribution was "chance operations", what is the contribution of The Concept?


You guys have been far more poetic than I am going to be.

But if you mention a nuts and bolts aspect like the bebop scale, then I would say that the lydian tonic has to be the one shining overall contribution of the Concept.

Ok, that was stating the obvious.

Hey, this forum looks so black and gray compared to all those dancing icons all over the AAJ....I kinda miss them. :oops: :roll: :lol:
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Postby bobappleton » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:30 pm

tonal gravity
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