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Friday, May 1, 2009

Rainy Day Puzzle Fun

George E. Lewis published a brief article on improvisation and interactivity at NewMusicBox.com. But he forgot capitalization and punctuation! Can you help?? Example:

jazz put improvisation and interactivity back on the worldwide western table but retrospectivist aesthetics and survivalist shakers will be ignored by many even as residual institutional power manages to deselect some from this future of music others will decline discursive discouragement to create new sonic socialities that will inevitably suffer and benefit from corporate commodification
becomes
"Jazz, put improvisation and interactivity back on the worldwide Western table!" "But... retrospectivist aesthetics and survivalist shakers will be ignored!" By many, even as residual institutional power manages to deselect, some (from this future of music) 'others' will decline. Discursive discouragement, to create new sonic socialities? That will inevitably suffer—and benefit from corporate commodification.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

7 comments:

Dave Irwin said...

Is that the trombonist George Lewis who used to frequent yr record store when he was at Yale?

Graham Sleight said...

Jazz,

Put improvisation and interactivity back. On the worldwide western table:

“ - but retrospectivist aesthetics and survivalist shakers. Will, be ignored by many, even as residual.”

Institutional power manages:

* To deselect some from this future, of music others will decline, discursive discouragement.

* To create new sonic socialities.

That Will: inevitably suffer and benefit.

From,

Corporate commodification

proffesorofhip said...

I rather like it the way it was originally written. After all, a forward thinking publication such as New Musicbox shouldn't have to adhere to our rather backwards attitudes toward grammar. If anything the article should have been written in 1337 speak. To hell with the academy luddites trying to drag us back to the seventeen hundreds!

R. said...

OK, here, I Derridized a bit:

Jazz-put improvisation and interactivity-back-on-the-worldwide-western table but retrospectivist aesthetics and survivalist. Shaker's will: be ignored by many (even!), as residual institutional power manages. To deselect some from this future of "music-others" will decline discursive discouragement; to create new sonic socialities -- that will inevitably suffer and benefit from corporate commodification.

Dan Johnson said...

DI: I have no idea! I honestly don't know his face. When was he at Yale? If it was in recent years, I guess I should be ashamed not to have recognized him.

GS & R: Y'all are geniuses.

Graham Sleight said...

A similar timekiller here.

m. croche said...

jazz put Improvisation
and interActivity
*back on The worldwide
********wEstern table
*******buT retrospectivist
*****aestHetics and
*******suRvivalist shakers will be
****ignorEd by many even as
********rEsidual
**instituTional power
********mAnages
to deseleCt some from this
**future Of music
****otherS will decline