> why fear anything? > what does meaning mean? What a "hofstadterian" response, and the one that I probably would have made. I really like the Steve Martin reference. What a great way to describe the infinite distinction between intended meaning on the part of the sender (artist) and perceived meaning on the part of receiver (audience). I think that I'm gonna steal that one. With the fear thing, I think that what I was responding to was the cautions mentioned in the earlier posts in this thread about the use of math as a compositional tool. I have to say that even tho I didn't always grasp the meaning of math as well as I do now, I still understood it's importance to music and looping, in particular. Actually, my looping may have informed my math understanding more than the other way around, but I suppose that's chicken or egg stuff. In the end, I would have to say that I genuinely feared math in my time. > i never had a math block, so i have always known the connection > between math and music and never understood why it was > not obvious to everyone. And so what if you never had a math block, do you think that I care ;) Actually I'm not jealous of mathematicians at all, but mathematical artists start making me humble with the quickness. But i'm still working on it... lance chance ----- Original Message ----- From: "jim palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 9:49 AM Subject: Re: mathematic processes & tone clock > >Lance Chance wrote a bunch of stuff: > >... > >I, too, went through a math music phase during my 6th and 7th year of > >development... > >... > > excellent post. > i'm also a fan of hofstadter. > i never had a math block, so i have always known the connection > between math and music and never understood why it was > not obvious to everyone. > > > Do not fear an excess of math something, only fear a lack of meaning. > > why fear anything? > what does meaning mean? > > anyone remember steve martins banjo bit where he uses his nose for the base? > bplpllllinkkk > "i dunno, this just has more MEANING to me..." > > www.chanceinformation.info .