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Mein Text „Conceptual Listening“ online

Im Auftrag des bulgarischen Magazins „The Attic“ habe ich (auf englisch) den Text >Conceptual Listening< geschrieben. Snip:

In the course of my compositional work I have become more and more aware that sounds are filled with linguistic knowledge, indeed deeply interspersed with it. Beethoven sounds wonderful, but it also sounds like Beethoven. A piano sounds beautiful, and it sounds like ‚piano‘.

A largo sounds like a largo.
Music sounds like music.
Beethoven does not sound like non-Beethoven.
A piano does not sound like a non-piano.
A largo does not sound like a non-largo.
Music doesn’t sound like non-music.

Language precedes hearing. In the beginning was the word.