Originally Posted by Glice
The noise appreciators of this world would do well to realise that without Wagner, there's no critical acceptance of dissonance and therefore no 'noise' as a genre.
I am the Tristan Chord!!!
without wagner during the romantic era. but before him in the early 17th century, dissonances were pretty acceptable as part of the ''second practice" where the music is mistress to the words, thus the rules of conterpoint do not apply, because the music must express the words.
late 19th-early 20th century is kind of like the transition from renessaince to baroque. first there was a period of strict rules which morphed into this crazy experimental avcant garde period of composers trying to break as many rules as possible.
thats all i have to say about that.
wasnt john fahey pretty eccentric? not sure if he was nuts or not