[linux-audio-user] Thesis: Playing and making music

Rob lau at kudla.org
Tue Dec 12 19:04:26 EST 2006

On Tuesday 12 December 2006 13:36, John Lyon wrote:
> By the way, the highest art often includes violence, even
> extreme violence; check out Shakespeare's "MacBeth" or
> "Hamlet" or the Illiad, or Dante's "Inferno".  Man, there's
> hardly anyone stnding by the end. Yet, our best and
>  brightest affirm, generation after generation, that these are
> examples of High Art.

I'm about 95% sure that Shakespeare's material was in no 
way "high art" when it was created.  If bebop isn't considered 
high art yet, I'm sure it will be soon, but it certainly wasn't 
considered such when it was born.

I personally don't differentiate between "high art" and "low art" 
for reasons like that.


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