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Form and Silence

In art, the formal value of presentation is taken very seriously. Frames, white walls and empty spaces exalt the significance of the contemplated object to the point that after Duchamp’s urinal, almost any trash that falls on a pedestal is … Continue reading

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Strings

One of the teachings of war – its only real benefit when it finally comes to an end – is the appreciation of the most basic things: to have arms, to breathe, to see. The soldiers of the Great War … Continue reading

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The Ceiling

Last week (October 25, 2009), we analyzed the passage of traditional, rural Venezuelan music to urban forms – the result of a generation of talents working with passion to distill and synthesize the substance without losing the original virtues. In … Continue reading

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Moment and Eternity

The sound of a concert in its moment is the product of silent preparations and complex cultural processes: debates, projections, and decisions. The instant that precedes the first coup de baton on opening night is highly emotional, as is the … Continue reading

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