IAM: Ideas About Music now Under Construction

purple-music-notes-wallpaper-8144-hd-wallpapersIAM, a weekly blog and monthly podcast from Toronto musician and metatheorist Christopher Dawes, delves into the music of our lives: how it works and what it means.  

IAM explores such concepts as music’s power and politics; its history and hermeneutics; its subversity and its sanctity.  

Its metatheoretical framework seeks genre as diversion rather than determinant and the sacred as simulacrum… but always honouring creativity and expression; linking art with life and love.

Fanciful images like the stock graphic above are common on the Internet, and they make a very clinical implication about the nature of music – that it consists of two facets, notation and sound.  The notation is an abstract reflection of music, and sometimes a guide to a performer to create the sound as designated by someone else.  The sound is both the germinal conception and the concrete realisation.  There can be little debate about these two facets of music as we know it – but most would agree that there is more to music than this.

THE IAM BLOG, PODCAST AND SITE WILL BE FULLY ONLINE BY OCTOBER 1st 2014.

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