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Audiofile / Icelandic Folk Music
« on: October 31, 2009, 01:02:52 PM »
Icelandic Folk Music


Icelandic Folk Music - Instrumental Version of Islandsklukkur (Rapidshare) [dead link]

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Metal / Re: Music for the Intellectual Elite
« on: July 28, 2008, 11:17:44 AM »
You bring word of 'The Four Seasons'. I will narrate my experience regarding it. I recall, back in the fourth grade, our teacher told us about 'The Four Seasons'. I remember having a glimpse of the expectations I have as an adult towards it. For me, Vivaldi's work should upon audition conjure cryogenic images if 'Winter' be the object of listen or landscapes of ripe fields under a fiery sun, respectively 'Summer'. Even back then, the fascinating part of 'The Four Seasons' is that it could be translated into images when brought in contact with the mind.
The first listen came when I was a teen-ager. It's one of my favourite works of classical music I have to confess. 'Winter' in particular is a fantastic experience. As I once listened to 'Winter' I asked myself why don't I see in my mind a snowy landscape or anything to justify for the name of the track. If under it's influence my mind visualises only subjectively, the classification of music as art fails, for music cannot send information. It's only function is for pleasure. A superior art for me must be aesthetic, have an intellectual meaning and be decipherable for every man.

I will talk later about the anatomic determination.

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Metal / Re: Music for the Intellectual Elite
« on: July 28, 2008, 06:32:58 AM »
A man without eyes tries to get the best out of his ears. He has a greater acoustic sensibility than others. He is thus able to use music as a way of communicating, his barrier between language and music is thin. I am sure that what you perceive as strong music is a masterful interveawing between aesthetic and intellectual. In another way put, it is a concise message wrapped in a form of beatuty, that reccurs each time you listen to the piece of music.

Yet I am sure that nowadays music, although it isn't hedonistic it can give only pleasure. In order to make the music an intermediate between the creator and the listener, it must be theoretised. Thus the music loses it's general human character, but gains an intellectual capacity that is accesible only to a limited quantity of people - those who have studied it. Both natural music or aesthetic, broad speaking, however you like to call it and intellectual music, are inferior arts. The only superior arts are literature and painting and that is conditioned by our empiric anatomy.

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Metal / Re: Music for the Intellectual Elite
« on: July 25, 2008, 03:56:45 PM »
If humans we're to be eyeless, everybody would have been able to create intellectual music, even if the vast majority of ideas sent by music is unfeeding for the intellect. In an eyeless society music and spoken language would be the same thing.

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