"to live within the tethers of desire is---again & again---to be shocked at how far they have come loose from reason..."
Saturday, August 22, 2009
CLAUDE DEBUSSY b AUG 22 1862
along w/satie & milhaud & poulenc, debussy was the music you wanted on for sex, at least i did down at new college. all four had huge impacts on american jazz. thelonious monk was especially influenced by debussy, his use of odd time signatures, chord coloration, & harmony. debussy wrote gorgeous music that marked the end-game of romanticism & the opening of modernism w/a touch of the symbolists thrown in for good measure.