Obviously nobody recognizes the irony that "Jazzman" introduces Adorno here, although Adorno never spoke very friendly about jazz (he despised it as "pure entertainment") ... :sarcastic:
I'm just reading Adorno's theory of aesthetic in a critical way. I'm not a fan of the New Music (Schoenberg etc.), but I was interested how Adorno would give reasons for the necessity of avant-garde music.
Adorno says that our musical preferances are only a matter of social habit (I doubt this ...). Because the preferance for harmonical music is a habit of the bourgeois, capitalistic society, this kind of music must be blimpish. So everybody who wants to overcome capitalism must listen to atonal music. A fan of the Beatles must be a reactionist, somebody who wants to be progressiv must be a fan of John Cage.
Well, I'm not convinced, yet ... :whistling: