Há concerto esta noite

«Há concerto esta noite. É o acontecimento. Vibrações sonoras estendem-se, movimentos periódicos percorrem o extenso com seus harmônicos ou submúltiplos.»
– Deleuze, “A Dobra – Leibniz e o Barroco”, cap. 6. [“Que é um acontecimento?”], p. 123.

«The most ordinary event casts us as visionaries, whereas the media turn us into mere passive onlookers, or worse still, voyeurs. Groethuysen said events always take place, so to speak, when nothing’s happening. People miss the amazing wait in events they were least awaiting. It’s art, rather than the media, that can grasp events: the films of Ozu or Antonioni, for example. But then with them, the periods in which nothing happens don’t fall between two events, they’re in the events themselves, giving events their depth. II have, it’s true, spent a lot of time writing about this notion of event: you see, I don’t believe in things. The Fold returns to this question from another viewpoint. My favorite sentence in the book is “There’s a concert tonight“. In Leibniz, in Whitehead, there are only events. What Leibniz calls a predicate is nothing to do with an attribute, but an event, “crossing the Rubicon.” So they have to completely recast the notion of a subject: what becomes of the subject, if predicates are events? It’s like a baroque emblem.»
– Deleuze, “Negotiations”, p. 160.


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