In 2013, Willy Smart listened to 45-minute music history lectures titled How to Listen to and Understand Great Music (by Robert Greenberg) on his headphones while at work. In the following mornings, Smart paraphrased each lecture by memory into a Google Voice voicemail before transcribing them into the collection presented here in How to Listen to and Understand Fake Music.
Each of these lectures have been filtered through several executions that are too personal to be called a Oulipo procedure, but results in revealing a poetics of specific processes and restraints. It is representative of a sudden, immediate response, tendered down by human memory and emotion, and a willingness to allow language to become new.
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