Jamie has it exactly right. That is how I used the term. I did not suddenly become unable to detect the proximity of different notes ("Where did they go?!! I thought I heard a minor second interval here a moment ago, NOW IT'S HIDDEN FROM ME!!!!) It was my reaction to close intervals and note density that was forever altered, rather than the detection of same. Not to mention my evaporated need for harmonic resolution.Originally Posted by Skysaw
One of my favorite quotes! I first encountered this quote back in the '60s when I was devouring all things Ivesian. By the way, if anyone wants to give themselves a "dissonance" test try out Carl Ruggles Sun Treader - it is unrelenting. Wimpy ears need not apply.All of this reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Charles Ives. During a performance of a piece by Carl Ruggles there was a heckler in the audience. In defense of the piece, Ives supposedly shouted to the man "Stand up and use your ears like a man!"