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by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How much does environment influence our brain?
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: How much does environment influence our brain?

I think the right way to put it would be: how much does the environment affects our body. That will take into account our senses, our peripheral and central nervous systems and surely, our brain. It's a more down to earth approach that will look into the interdependency of these factors, instead of ...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Enlightenment

This is the opposite of enlightenment.
by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

I don't even know what you are 'arguing' about. What do you want me to say? The point is that we cannot argue on the merits of the performances of Parton and Houston based on that "bit more" that they may have and will not be seen in a talent show. I have no idea what you are talking about. Let's l...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

That's not what I was saying at all. We were talking about a particular song. There are quite a few elements involved in 'stardom'. The question is whether those other elements, some or all of them, which create fame, are related to musical artistry alone. The answer is obvious: no. And the reason ...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

I expected that reaction from someone. There's a bit more to music than showy displays of technical skills and thick vocal chords, otherwise practically everyone on American Idol would become a 'star' instead of a forgotten has-been by the next season. Sure, but there's a double edge in that argume...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

I didn't get exactly who is for you the one who ruined the song. I expected that reaction from someone. There's a bit more to music than showy displays of technical skills and thick vocal chords, otherwise practically everyone on American Idol would become a 'star' instead of a forgotten has-been b...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

I find them at least interesting, if not worth the first prize at the competition, but consider how these other kids totally destroyed a good song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK8mvpRyWxU There's not really any other way they can sing it. It just doesn't suit them. They aren't pop singers. It's...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6BJu-ITV6U I don't think this is as bad as it looks. They're just kids, they'll probably just grow out of it. I find them at least interesting, if not worth the first prize at the competition, but consider how these other kids totally destroyed a good song: https://...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Great Works of Art
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Great Works of Art

The "Walking Man", by Giacometti (1960). http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NVr9PM4xtgo/VHNw2FZmBtI/AAAAAAAEBCg/9A6t-FLLqM0/s1600/Alberto%2BGiacometti%2BTutt%27Art%40-%2B(12).jpg This is a masterpiece? "If you want to describe why, even better". When I was a kid, one particular book at school displayed seve...
by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Great Works of Art
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Great Works of Art

The "Walking Man", by Giacometti (1960).

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by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

by Conde Lucanor
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

It must have been one incredible experience to have been among the audience not only for the music but also in being surrounded by the frozen music of cathedral architecture each in harmony with the other. We don't find choral works performed around here too often, but the Christmas before the last...
by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

Conde Lucanor wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:03 am

I also love this way of "viewing" music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o
And this one even better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6s49OKp6aE
by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

Colin Davis recording of The Messiah is one of the best, no question but there are also the original instrument type performances; this one I find exceptional. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZpe32M-EI I went directly to my favorite tunes. No disappointment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZpe3...
by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2595
Views: 226004

Re: Music

No one compares to Bach, but this overture from Handel is for me one of the most beautiful ever, specially the counterpoint after the first minute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNguOV-lKCA Lovely. I love those videos that show the score. Really interesting to read it at the same time as listenin...