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Brian Eno's "Music for Installations"

The box set comes with a 60 page booklet containing many thoughts Eno has on music and the music he's created over the years.

His insights on music and thought and challenging the notion of what music is and is for, often with implied aspects of music not always spoken about, generated some thoughts of my own and I wanted to jot them down.


Network Maps Analysis

I was interested in a genealogy of music genres using Wikipedia as a reference. I had some success, no doubt more to learn.

My first look at the data on wikipedia website was with wptools. wptools allows you to download wikipedia html and scrape data from them, for example content from info boxes.

I could have parsed that data into a linked list and then used that linked list to create a network map using GraphViz but before I had a chance to write that code I discovered dbpedia.

A Part of the Music

First there was the sound of the instrument, and it was thought that is all there was to music.

Then songs were composed and the song became a part of music.

Then songs became segments of larger works and these compositions became a part of music.

Then the musicians (and conductors) gave music their own interpretation and the performances they made became a part of music.

Then the studio was invented and now the treatment of the instrument and how music was produced and recorded became a part of music.

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