Wednesday Morning

02005-02-09 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Happy New Lunar Year. Happy birthday everyone. Had tea chez Canton this morning. We had a lovely conversation. He brought up Wittgenstein… Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
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Recording music and producing CDs has become cheaper than ever… and the signal to noise ratio is lowered with every day…

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
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Every language is a window to a different world. Every language is a different world… with a different gravity field and a different set of values… The more languages we speak, the more windows open and we get a more complete view.

When I imagine a piece of music, something I do every day & often, I rhythmically grind my upper & lower front teeth together. I have noticed it before but usually it takes place quite unconsciously. Moreover it’s as though the notes in my imagination were produced by this movement. I think this way of hearing music in the imagination may be very common. I can of course also imagine music without moving my teeth, but then the notes are much more blurred, much less clear, less pronounced.
– Wittgenstein writes in a 1937 diary entry – link

Actually – this is not
what we talked about, but I can’t find the quote I am looking for… we shall have to wait until Canton sends me the exact quote we were discussing…

3 Comments

  1. Carol

    “If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”
    Ludwig Wittenstein

    I hadn’t remembered who said this, but it has struck me as an interesting truth to keep in mind.

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  2. Matt Callahan

    I’ve always considered the fact I only speak one language to be a downfall.

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  3. Adam Solomon

    Wittgenstein (and his mentor, Bertrand Russell, who was linked off of the IMDB), seem to have very interesting and attractive philosophies…those are definitely ones to check out.

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