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11–15). Producing new music 43 At the beginning of the text, Rhizome, Deleuze and Guattari feature an extract from Sylvano Bussotti’s graphic score composition pièces de chair II – Part XIV, the ‘piano piece for David Tudor 4’ (1959), chosen undoubtedly in the conviction that it, or a graphic musical score like it, conveys the concept of the rhizome as well or better than any other available visual image. While Deleuze and Guattari do not discuss the phenomenon of graphic score composition as employed in works such as Earle Brown’s Folio (1952–4), John Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1957–8) or in scores by Bussotti, Haubenstock-Ramati, Kagel, Schnebel and Logothetis, to name only some of the best-known exponents, Stoïanova does so (Stoïanova 1978, pp.

P. 143). , pp. 143–4). , p. 145). Discussing the first movement of Beethoven’s D major sonata, Op. 10 No. 3, he states that The ‘idea’ does not consist in a tangible circumstance from which everything else could then be derived, but in a nexus of relations in which the “foundation circumstances” – the hierarchy of what came first and what came later – are uncertain. It is in no way necessary to conclude that all the premisses and implications which come to light out of the “given” form during the recon­ struction of the “form in the process of becoming”, were constantly present in the composer’s mind while he was writing the piece.

143–4). , p. 145). Discussing the first movement of Beethoven’s D major sonata, Op. 10 No. 3, he states that The ‘idea’ does not consist in a tangible circumstance from which everything else could then be derived, but in a nexus of relations in which the “foundation circumstances” – the hierarchy of what came first and what came later – are uncertain. It is in no way necessary to conclude that all the premisses and implications which come to light out of the “given” form during the recon­ struction of the “form in the process of becoming”, were constantly present in the composer’s mind while he was writing the piece.

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