We have published the email bulletin "New-Method" with our works and a
guest contribution, and this fourth issue features the musician Takumi
Ikeda, ex-The Method Machine for the contributor, who improvises and
composes with programming languages.
We Do What Should Be Done
Takumi Ikeda (Musician, Ex-The Method Machine)
We live everyday while spending time and money on useless things.
is difficult to know correctly what should be done in advance, thus it
is generally seen difficult to do what should be done.
First of all, it is quite questionable whether it is really possible
to know what should be done in advance. It is said that the most
what we do everyday are carried out regardless of our free will or
conscious mind (The "Libet's delay" issue). Or, it is also quite
questionable whether the free will belongs to oneself or someone else.
In the end, what should be done is what is done as what should be
We are not good at seeing things in themselves. We often think
"What's the idea?" unwittingly. If it has no idea at all, then
are we going to do? It is impossible to refer to a thing in
terms of its inherent idea. Also, nothing assures that it will
Nevertheless, there is no necessity to think "What's the idea?"
unwittingly about what is done as what should be done. Because,
is done as what should be done is inherently what should be done.
Everything is evident, no room for doubt at all.
What should be done is what should be carried out immediately. We
arrange coins in rows as what should be done. We drink liquid ink
what should be done. We talk about memories of yesterday and 60
ago indiscriminately as what should be done. Everything is
no room for doubt at all.
[Web Works of the New-Methodicists]
- Takahiro Hirama
The size of one angle when two straight lines intersect with its
adjacent angles equal
2 is a natural number that follows 1 and precedes 3.
The straight line is a trajectory without either curve or volume.
It is 90 degrees.
- Shogo Baba
4320 copyright notices by the combination of the sextuplet
While a number of works have been produced along with growth of the
internet, measures for rights-holders have been extended focusing on
the movement. However, executing the combination of copyright
will result in a work not protected by copyright as a "mere execution
- Hideki Nakazawa
Source and Execution No. 14 - 17
I composed a piece of drawing "Single Curved Line With 768 Inflection
Points" in 1997 from reflection on the form. I composed a piece of
music "Monophony With 768 Musical Tones Each Accompanied by A Grace
Note" in 1998 from reflection on the form. I composed a piece of
"Single Word With 768 Displaced Letters" in 2011 from reflection on
the form. "Single Word With 768 Displaced Letters" is No. 17 of
series "Source and Execution."
- "Hatsumode" http://7x7whitebell.net/new-method/hatsumode_e.html
- (cf.) Purchase of the Public Lottery Ticket http://twitpic.com/3lgcbr
- "New-Method" will participate in "NABE Free." (To be announced)
- "New-Method" official webpage has been updated.
- Takahiro Hirama has updated his website. http://hrmtkhr.web.fc2.com/
- Shogo Baba has updated his website. http://7x7whitebell.net/
- Hideki Nakazawa has updated his website. http://aloalo.co.jp/nakazawa/
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Happy New Year to you. I wish all of you readers a great new year.
How was the result of your Public Lottery Ticket. There were two
people who had imitated "Purchase of the Public Lottery Ticket" of
"New-Method" during the last year-end. They call themselves
"Hou-Hou." ("Hou-Hou" is pronounced in the same sound and written
different Chinese characters as meaning "Follow-Follow.") (cf.)
http://togetter.com/li/75759 (in Japanese only)
Takahiro Hirama @qwertyu1357
Shogo Baba @shogobaba
Hideki Nakazawa @nakaZAWAHIDEKI
Masaru Kaido @kaido1900
Bulletin "New-Method" No. 4 English Version
Published on Jan. 4, 2011