Re: Full Submission: The Infinite Game Posted by Todd Grady on May 06, 1998 at 23:28:33:
In Reply to: Full Submission: The Infinite Game posted by Narada on April 19, 1998 at 22:51:04:
I agree that this manifestation of the Glass Bead
Game may be a bit 'sterile,' and that Knecht himself
wished to add a little more life, a little more risk
into the game. Up the ante. In this situation,
however, we have no refined order to the game (as
the Castalians did); we are in the process of shaping
the rules of the game.
If a person who has never played a saxophone picks
one up, squeaks a few sour notes, and claims to be
"avant-garde" he or she will not be taken seriously
(or tolerated in the spirit of game either, most
likely). Ornette Coleman, on the other hand, or
Rashaan Roland Kirk, could play outside because they
knew how to play inside. The changes just didn't
hold their interest. For us to break the rules
without knowing them first is a detriment to the game.
And while the rules of the B G B are in constant evolution,
a game is not a game without rules to play by.
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