Monday, July 05, 2010

Post classic Planets

'Art arises where the arbitrary and the predictable are superseded by unpredictable inevitability' - Hans Keller
Today's technology should provide the perfect environment for unpredictable inevitability. Decreasing acquisition costs coupled with ever increasing bandwidth and memory have the potential to make the dream of serendipitous access to the arts a reality. But that potential can never be realised while access is controlled by gatekeepers whose trade is the arbitrary and predictable. John Cage's view that "there is no room for the policeman in the arts" is the sub-text to my technology-driven adventures with Chance Music. Unpredictable inevitability brings together Gustav Holst's and Kyle Gann's Planets in my latest podcast. More on Hans Keller here.

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