Modernism In Music

Bernard sent in this link which I thought was an interesting read: Music is the Healing Force of the Universe:

Why is that modernism in the visual arts has received so more widespread acceptance than modernism in music? Virtually everyone knows who Picasso is, and could probably recognise one of his works if they tried, but mention Schoenberg or Cecil Taylor or Captain Beefheart and you’ll either get a bemused, non-comprehending look or a sigh of disgust.

Sidenote: I think the above title may well be the most high-brow piece of writing ever to have appeared on this weblog.

One Response to “Modernism In Music”

  1. bernard says:

    Sorry ’bout this, chief.
    ” Music is the healing force… ” is just the title of an Albert Ayler ” composition”.
    Albert Ayler,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Ayler,
    = the J. Hendrix of the saxophone.