Thursday, July 28, 2011
One of my favorite of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies is "Not building a wall, making a brick." Something working class about this that I like. One small effort that is mobile in a sense. A brick can be used in many ways, even unrelated to "a wall." Besides a wall requires a plan, and at times that plan eludes me. Then this craftsman works on making a brick.
Tonight's brick was to find five chords in C hijaz that are built on fourths. The works is done. I still can not hear them in my mind's ear, but I will. Would also be nice if I could name them. C'est la vie. For now I can let them rest in the brain and continue working on a new brick tomorrow.