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Maestoso

68 M Ogdensburg, NY

My Details

Last Online
Apr 11
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t want kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), LISP (Poorly), C++ (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
My creative objectives are characterized by a desire (in my own work but not necessarily in other work which I read, listen to, or view) for surrealism, anti-romanticism, political advocacy, general intellectualism, and a break with tradition and common practice.

I am dark, bright, and translucent.
What I’m doing with my life
Pondering Kramer, who wrote that postmodern music (1) is not simply a repudiation of modernism or its continuation, but has aspects of both a break and an extension; (2) is, on some level and in some way, ironic; (3) does not respect boundaries between sonorities and procedures of the past and of the present; (4) challenges barriers between 'high' and 'low' styles; (5) shows disdain for the often unquestioned value of structural unity; (6) questions the mutual exclusivity of elitist and populist values; (7) avoids totalizing forms (e.g., does not want entire pieces to be tonal or serial or cast in a prescribed formal mold); (8) considers music not as autonomous but as relevant to cultural, social, and political contexts; (9) includes quotations of or references to music of many traditions and cultures; (10) considers technology not only as a way to preserve and transmit music but also as deeply implicated in the production and essence of music; (11) embraces contradictions; (12) distrusts binary oppositions; (13) includes fragmentations and discontinuities; (14) encompasses pluralism and eclecticism; (15) presents multiple meanings and multiple temporalities; (16) locates meaning and even structure in listeners, more than in scores, performances, or composers.
I’m really good at
Spotting any market place that might be full of solemn jesters (see below).
The first things people usually notice about me
That Love is a theme in my music...

I think love can be something that gives a little pleasure or it can be something one would die for. It might be other things, as well. It can describe an intense feeling of affection, an emotion, or an emotional state. Love is one of the most common themes in art and music. Do not be mislead by my earlier use of the term "anti-romanticism."

...a theme in my music is Love, which is what most people notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Listening to music is so much more fun than composing it, so I do a lot of listening. I also think about and reflect on listening -- about music I have listened to both recently and not so recently, and music I plan to listen to soon. I've recently learned that I really like Fado, and I may have come to it because Portugal is next to Spain, Portuguese sounds a bit like Spanish, and I have loved Flamenco since my youth. One of the Fado singers I've been listening to is Mariza. Amalia Rodriguez is the Queen. Flamenco and Fado should be a bigger part of my listening repertoire. I always feel more optimistic afterward. But I can't refrain from wallowing in the headwaters of jazz (post-bop, free) and new music ("modern classical" -- my all-time favourite oxymoron). I read some philosophy, poetry, and short stories. I enjoy all cinematic genres, particularly when they're produced somewhere distant from Hollywood, or when the director's name is hard to pronounce. However, some one-syllable American directors are interesting: Lynch comes to mind.
The six things I could never do without
A, B, C, D, E, and F.

Actually, the other eighteen are important to me as well, but the first six are enough to remind me how much I depend on all of them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about the fact that Post-Modernism may or may not exist. Lyotard understood modernity as a cultural condition characterized by constant change in the pursuit of progress, and post-modernity to represent the culmination of this process, where constant change has become a status quo and the notion of progress, obsolete. Art was supposed to re-imbue the world with the meaning, which the rise of science and Enlightenment rationality had removed. However, in the postmodern period this task is finally revealed as a futile one. As with post-modern philosophy, post-modern music questioned whether this hierarchy of “high” and “low” culture was correct or appropriate.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can successfully button my jacket beginning from the bottom, from the top, and even from the middle when sufficiently inspired.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 39–100
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends
You should message me if
You agree with me that the people pride themselves on their great men, their masters of the hour. But the hour presses them; so they press you. And from you too they want a Yes or No. Alas, do you want to place your chair between pro and con? Do not be jealous of these unconditional, pressing men, you lover of truth! Never yet has truth hung on the arm of the unconditional. On account of these sudden men, go back to your security: it is only in the market place that one is assaulted with Yes? or No? Slow is the experience of all deep wells: long must they wait before they know what fell into their depth. Far from the market place and far from fame happens all that is great: far from the market place and from fame the inventors of new values have always dwelt. Flee my friend, into your solitude: I see you stung all over by poisonous flies. Flee where the air is raw and strong. Flee into your solitude! You have lived too close to the small and the miserable. Flee their invisible revenge! Against you they are nothing but revenge. No longer raise up your arm against them. Numberless are they, and it is not your lot to shoo flies (stolen from Kaufmann whole stole it from Nietzsche, "On the Flies of the Market Place").