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Its eroticism allows us to rediscover our bodies as part of this experience of materiality and the possibility of change.II.ClassA.Funk1.Dancing in the Street. classic groove of rock in 1960s. Backbeat. Motown. 2 and 4.2.James Brown: Changed. More subtle. on the One.3.Superbad: Hi-hat pattern. 2:3+2 on large scale. interlocking.only on the down beat that all the beat come together. //-rhythm guitar reinforces 3-3-2 cross-rhythm of snare drum.4.Zone of funkiness where:…a)rhythm of 3 and rhythm of 4b)The One as only point of stability in chaos12341234////////xoxxxoxxxoxxxoxx22222210
Monday, October 5, 20155.Ricky Vincent, Funk:Pulsing waves of drumbeats designed to suspend the listener on a breast of percolating tension compelled one to dance/ **it ventilated around the one**/** a locked happening rhythm brings everybody together grouping as one—> ONE as a kind of mindset // Come together, united with the funk, on the rhythm of the ONE. // Everyone on this world and beyond6.Mark Dery, “Black to the Future: Afrofuturim” 1995a)The descendants of alien abducteesb)Technology is too often brought to bear on black bodies.c)The parelle with slaveryd)Afrofuturim: technology+ prosthetically enhanced future7.Geroge Clintona)Comic book(1)Cartoon superheroers—>white defending the white world(2)Black superheroes defend the ONE using rhythm…-> and technology(3) Dr.Funkenstein:Afro-futuristic.(4)P-funk(the actual comic book with funk concept albums)(5)—>> lots of African elements/ technology/ space/ universe/ sci-fi (6)P-funk: Mothership Connectionb)Deadmau5 is not that different 8.Ricky Vincent’s history of African American popular music: All merge into Funk in 70sa)Genealogy of dance styles: differentiation9.Rickey Vincent on “the disco void” of the later 1970sa)Disco Vanquished thru the power of the ONE10. Soul—>Discoa)White owned record labels and radio chainsb)soul less machines and studio technology11
Monday, October 5, 2015c)and homosexuald)Got criticized by funk people (Like house by Hip Hop): It’s separating blacks from their past and their culture it’s upwardly mobilee)contradictions between two kinds of african american ideology11. Imagea)Saturday night fever—> white?b)Marvin Gaye “Ain’t no mountain high enough”(1) Gospel(2) Drive(3)this side is being hated by funk people. nothing white.(Motown?)c)1970: become popular12. In defense of Disco:a)Cultural production under capitalism is necessarily contradictory…at its strongest13. The Temptations, “The law of the land”a)soul musicb)space for listeners in the middle of the songc)funky break12
Monday, October 5, 2015Circuits, Loops, and Ambience Tuesday, October 13, 2015 I.preliminary readingA.Noises:1.Art of noisesa)Musical development trend: Harmony- noiseb)There’re noises everywhere. Futurist try to bring harmony to these noises.