by Tim Tsang
39) I guess numbers help me to feel accomplished, productive, useful, happy.
41) Music (this term probably won’t be going away any ”time” soon) is/was never about music, but rather points toward the propositions that the music points toward. A <——> A’
people/places/experiences/proposed realms/potential realms/ecstasy/urges for all left of this line.
The innards of music, parameters and elements are the inner-working engines that propel the momentary fantasy into a temporal reality.
42) Is juxtaposition just a position?
45) Is everything an improvisation?
46) What isn’t improvisation?
47) What isn’t music, then? Money?
48) What is an object? (Latour, Actor Network Theory, Sara Roberts)
49) Is it “better” to have time exist or not exist?
50) (Better as/is a time-based word/idea/concept)
The beginning of a line is a result of the propelling force applied by the mind, the eye, the hand, to the tool, onto the page. Once the words are on the page, they become encaged, ready to be engaged at a future point in time, be it a millisecond later or a millenium. In 2015 ADHD, where our fingers are mainly used for pressing buttons on tiny panels of glass activating digital processes, perhaps the most (un)engaging thing one can do [outside of the box] with one’s fingers would be to write a sentence.(?)
While the beginning of time as an ideal, as history, as fact, as fiction, as mystery, as fantasy, as property, as a political entity, as a pre-supposition…has seldom been agreed upon (thereby causing wars on macro and micro scales, fought over for very long periods of time) perhaps the beginning of time in a sentence of a line can probably be agreed upon as it becomes stumbled upon, being potentially helpful for more [things].
Nevertheless, to seek out the beginning of the timeline of a line of a sentence may be helpful to understand the beginning of the timeline of time, when something traveled from nothing.
Nothingness as a thing also had to have a beginning. (Surely?)
Beginning as a thing also had to start from nothingness. (Perhaps)
When-> At what point in time, then, did something emanate from nothing? The beginning of a line is a result of the propelling force applied by the mind, the eye, the hand, to the tool, onto the page. Once the words are on the page, they become encaged, ready to be engaged at a future point in time, be it milliseconds later or a millenium.
A thing is a thing (Badiou)
“Our culture is going through a strange time – looking at Eastern thought – their work with meditation, their sense of the body and mind and soul. We’re approaching it through psychology. We’re very physical. When we want to go into the universe, we can’t look at a rock, like the Japanese. We have to actually go to the moon. We’re so literal. We totally ignore the E astern way. There are actually meditative sciences, or sciences of the soul. We have devices, sensors, alpha conditioning machines. The machines are just manifested thought. Technology isn’t anything outside us . . . We just go about it very clumsily and very wasteful [sic]. Because we have to actually make all these devices, we have to go to the moon, we can’t see the cosmos in a rock, and we can’t meditate without this thing strapped on us.”
Adcock, Craig. “Art & Technology.” James Turrell: The Art of Light and Space. University of California Press, 1990. p.83
Tim Tsang is a conceptually driven composer/performer concerned with both visual and aural aspects of musical presentation. Floating between brute force and careful contemplation, Tsang’s work often explores the permeating relations between the trinaries of [Music, Sound, Noise] and [Time, ClockTime, Clocks]. Specifically, he is the developer of John’s Cage: an practiced-based initiative exploring possibilities of human/creative emancipation from Clock Time by the careful/carefree practice-based studying of Clock Time, which may result in live performances, videos, compositional concepts, lecture/performances, writings, discussions, and more.
Feedback Loop of the Long Clock of the Hear and Now (John’s Cage 112.0) was installed in The WaveCave from January 26th to February 2nd, 2015.