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Somatica Divina 24: Talking Heads, “Heaven”

Posted in: Somatica Divina by Michael Iafrate on August 16, 2009

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The Curation of Boldness: some loosely connected reflections

Posted in: General by Andy Edwards on August 6, 2009

I’ve been thinking lately on how Barth employs the term curare to explicate the doctrine of providence (in CD III/3). Specifically, I’m thinking of how ethics may be construed as a type of “curation,” as a gallery curator works with the givenness of the objet d’art, taking care of it in such a way as to help it be what it already is.

In terms of music, this translates into the musician being not so much a creator of music, but a curator who takes the already-given medium of sound and presents it in a peculiar manner. So I’m wondering, in terms of the R&T project: how does the rock musician “curate” sound?

In the first analysis, one must recognize that (more…)