Friday, October 7, 2011

The Part and the Whole

Someone just sent me a painting by Mark Rothko:

and commented that it looks like a tiny detail, part of the robe, from one by El Greco:

So I immediately thought, hmmm, if that is so, perhaps we could hear a piece by Steve Reich:

as being a sped-up tiny fragment from a piece by, oh, Brahms, perhaps:

Steve Reich says he never, never listens to music between Bach and Debussy, so he might not have noticed.

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