The Concept of Music (R13+)


I was looking at an obscure piece of writing about music the other day: the first few pages of an Introduction to The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works by Lydia Goehr (1992). Her argument, which is apparently still all the rage in some circles, goes something like this: we treat pieces of music as artefacts […]

I often find myself (R6)


I often find myself dipping into Gurdjieff’s Meetings with Remarkable Men or watching the brilliant film with Alf Garnett playing the part of Gurdjieff’s dad. Then I start to think about how to make an answer to the question What is a Remarkable Person? And what is it that counts as a meeting with them? […]