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III. Music and the warm body

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Music is our most dedicated and fine-grained isolation and cultivation of time and its issues in an art form. This chapter establishes a central role for the now in the wider scheme of things, seeing it as the regulatory action of any dynamical system. Underlying the now is the proto-present, not itself a part of time but a reading of energy on a level of the world simpler than those levels on which time makes its appearance. The chapter also traces time to the now as its expansion into the specialized regulatory phases of past and future. The now is especially peremptory in listening to music, and to a lesser extent in the other arts of performance. The warm, living body/mind is a dynamical system in a charged relationship with an environment; it has an inside and an outside; the inside is regulated in relation to outside developments.

Keywords: dynamical system; music; proto-present; time; warm body



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