Samuel Barber's Knoxville 1915
OK, if you know and have heard this piece of musc:
you might think I'm crazy -- and that it is exactly the OPPOSITE of what TechniCity should be about.
But to me, one of the primary goals of new technologies is that they're in the background, so that we don't notice them, allowing us to -- as in Barber's music (with words by James Agee) -- to quietly rock on our porches as the world passes by.
After listening to Knoxville 1915, which I hope you'll do, read Agee's words: http://actsofhope.blogspot.com/2008/02/knoxville-summer-1915-james-agee-samuel.html
Also listen to Samuel Barber talking about his piece in a 1949 interview on the National Public Radio web site: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90072929
- More Info:
- Barber's Knoxville 1915
- James Agee lyrics used by Samuel Barber
- Samuel Barber's Summertime Idyll : NPR