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Gilles Deleuze

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"In order for music to free itself, it will have to pass over to the other side — there where territories tremble, where structures collapse, where the ethos get mixed up, where a powerful song of the earth is unleashed, the great ritornelles that transmutes all the airs it carries away and makes return."
from Essays Critical and Clinical, p. 104.

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