Blue-faced Beethoven and sacrificial pigeons

To: "Scot Mcphee" <>, "michael hunter" <>
Subject: Blue-faced Beethoven and sacrificial pigeons
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 16:11:38 +1100
 wrote on Tuesday, 4 December 2007 2:44

> however I don't think it's on the same level of personal culpability
> as the rock-chucker, who was only doing it because it upset
> his sense
> of aesthetics (a mere trifle compared to the life and death
> matters of
> human food supply, no?).
> Additionally, and I didn't say this straight up because I thought it
> would be too much of a distraction - I think the rock-chucker displays
> a terribly stuffy view of  "fine music" whereby it has an entirely
> fossilised relationship to the space it is performed in - contrast,
> for example, to John Cage's 4'33".

A more cynical view might be that the wine maker puts on this do to
attract drinkers, and needs to get rid of this bird that's mucking it up
for him.

Peter Shute

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