Monday, March 4, 2013

Wittgenstein's Music of the Future

"I shouldn't be surprised if the music of the future were in unison. Or is that only because I cannot clearly imagine several voices? Anyway I can't imagine that the old large forms (string quartet, symphony, oratorio etc.) will be able to play any role at all. If something comes it will have to be---I think---simple, transparent 
In a certain sense, naked. 
Or will that hold only for a certain race, only for one kind of music(?)" 
Wittgenstein, 1930

John Coltrane, Interstellar Space (1967):

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