Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Elegy 101 or, Vaughan Williams Goes to the Disco



“I Am a Camera,” by Buggles. I'm a sucker for the huge suspended fifths in the final section, reminiscent of Vaughan Williams. I think this one beats the Yes version of it, with its by turns haunting and sinister melancholy. This is what I use to teach the basic concept of elegy. Sorry about the video quality, which is not “in sync” as promised, very much...nevertheless, it's good to see what Horn was visualizing.

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