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Re: Tidying up offerings
Jun 01, 2010, 10:49
Littlestone wrote:
Thanks, very interesting.

Your "...it's the silences that count..." caught my eye - it's a concept you find in Far Eastern paintings and calligraphy (not to mention philosophy and religion) and perhaps most vividly illustrated in the Zen rock gardens. I touched on it a bit here -
http://themodernantiquarian.com/post/53427


You could argue comedians and actors use it "timing" or "meaningful silence " .Aly Bain the Scots fiddler suggests that at key points in playing a slow air you wait until you see the tear about to appear before playing the resolution . Not the sort of direction found on a score but it could be western Ma . It's the keystone but still requires the pillars eitherside .

Your rock garden mention is fitting , aesthetics seem more likely than astronomy imo.
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