[r-t] Doubles 240s

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Thu Mar 26 12:57:32 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 8:19 AM, Ted Steele <teds.bells at tesco.net> wrote:
> Can we go back to null change please?...Null change, whatever its
> failings as a technical term does at least suggest exactly what is
> at issue in this discussion.

No. It creates and frames the issue to produce the response you want.
It's as if I didn't like ringing minimus, and therefore insisted on
calling four bell ringing shitimus; in that case, as in this one, it
is better to have a non-judgmental name.

> We could all too soon have the ringing parallel of John Cage's so
> called musical work "Four Minutes of Silence". It's hard to condemn
> this when, after all the pause is a perfectly acceptable musical
> device.

Do you mean 4'33"? If so, while silence was certainly a motivation of
the work, the title of the work said nothing about silence, and if you
believe that it is four and a half minutes of silence you have clearly
never listened to a performance of it.

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it,
it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating."
       -- John Cage, "The Future of Music: Credo"

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