Response paper 7

Response paper 7 - Molly Shifrin PHL 241 April 16, 2009...

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Molly Shifrin PHL 241 April 16, 2009 Phil Glass Response Paper While sitting in Hall auditorium, I looked around me. I, for one, do not have a musically educated ear and could not tell the difference between the advanced handiwork that Glass was demonstrating and that of a high school concert pianist. I thought it was an interesting opportunity to ask some of the questions that we have been asking in class. Was this art to me? Was it only considered artistic when analyzed by a musician, or could I appreciate it equally as much? What about the gentleman snoring with his chin on his chest, two seats down, did that alter the experience aesthetically? I considered our philosophers. What Danto and Hegel, or Heidegger and Kant would think? I know that some of them wouldn’t consider the performance very artful at all, broken into parts by his awkward introductions and intermissions. I also considered the silent piece of music that we have discussed on many occasions, how not only the beautiful music issuing from
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