Avant-Garde Music Subjected to Rigorous Paranoid-Hermetic Criticism
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Alchemy and Music Theory
Alchemical metaphors have much to offer music theory--theorizing by means of colors and subtle changes, attention to time, geometry, and measurement generally. Just as chemical changes happen "like magic," the effects of music are mysterious and we tend to require a mythic map in order to approach them with soul grokking.