Wit and Wisdom of Wikipedia

May 16, 2011

In an article on the stylus fantasticus, we find a contributor unburdening his or her conscience of this insight:

Many facets of musical modernism were invented in the stylus fantasticus at Kromeriz, such as bitonality in Battalia, minimalism in The Peasants go to Church, stochasticism in Vejvanovsky’s Bells. What is not always mentioned is that these techniques are used to represent chaos, drunkenness, stupidity, and animal noises rather than as a principal resource.

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