Monday, February 23, 2009

Beware of the contextual cage

I don't like trying to describe music in words, because that always means shutting it up in a contextual cage - Pierre Hamon

Another kind of contextual cage here.
The image is my mash-up, it's (c) On An Overgrown Path 2009. Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

4 comments:

k.hobday said...

I realise it may be a bit out of context, but congrats on your appearance in the Sunday Times best performing arts blogs yesterday.

Pliable said...

Thanks Keith -

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article5766783.ece

Bodie said...

"writing about music is like dancing about architecture"

who said it?

Pliable said...

Bodie, it was Elvis Costello -
http://www.pacifier.com/~ascott/they/tamildaa.htm

Not only have I committed the sin of creating a contextual cage. I have also covered dancing about architecture -

http://www.overgrownpath.com/2008/10/perfection-is-out-participation-is-in.html