The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

If we look beyond the superficial aspects of landscape paintings, then we are in the realm of nature, and we see it without ever truly belonging to it. We regard nature through our consciousness and our self-consciousness, but nature does not regard us back, it doesn’t even know we exist.

Unlike older, lost civilizations that had no means to record and preserve audio, nor a method for notating musical instruction, we have been preserving sound for 150 years, and digital audio has been accumulating like an avalanche at easily the same speed as digital words. But these are all based on technology and need a …

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