“From a distance, the forms, techniques, and building materials of music may seem to be cumulative, like a technological tradition. But music is not a branch of technology, though it is affected by technological developments. It is more like philosophy, which may also give a superficial impression of being evolutionary. Each apparently new idea in … Continue reading Ethnodebate

Our Poetry Now Is the Realization that We Possess Nothing

“The last room of the ‘Anarchy of Silence’ exhibition is taken up with a 2007 realization of ‘Lecture on the Weather,’ with John Ashbery, Jasper Johns, and Merce Cunningham among the reciters. I sat for a long time in the gallery, listening to the grim swirl of sound and observing the reactions of visitors. Some … Continue reading Our Poetry Now Is the Realization that We Possess Nothing

Line and Fish

“LINE AND FISH Approaching it in one way I see no essential difference between a line one calls ‘abstract’ and a fish. But an essential likeness. This isolated line and the isolated fish alike are living beings with forces peculiar to them, though latent. They are forces of expression for these beings and of impression … Continue reading Line and Fish

Sky Saw

“All                        the                         clouds                                 turn                    to             words.                          … Continue reading Sky Saw


“Inventer, cela consiste précisément à ne pas construire les combinaisons inutiles et à construire celles qui sont utiles et qui ne sont qu’une infime minorité. Inventer, c’est discerner, c’est choisir.” [POINCARÉ, Henri: Science et Méthode] Continue reading Inventer