Monday, June 06, 2016

TM: Music Discipline Exceptions

So far in 2016 I have made two music exceptions to the rule.  The first was Radiohead's new album.  The second is the new work by Autechre, elseq 1-5.

No mature rule is without exceptions, and no useful rule tolerates more than just enough.  Exceptions are neither good nor bad in themselves.  They are a tool of discipline, adjusting a template to an instance. They are a thing whose currency depends on scarcity, meaning they must be used sparingly.  A rule with exceptions will endure, while a rule without will soon be broken and pass from practice into something remembered.