As I will argue, due to the mutually illuminating dialectic of difference and similarity that music and literature share, German modernist poetry demonstrates the possibilities and limits of the transposability
of music into a variety of aesthetic expressions--ranging from script and orality to visual arts--as strategies to represent music within its own verbal discourse.
The key to Sewell's understanding of the transposability
of schemas is that an actor can apply a schema in new contexts, not just in "similarly shaped problems.
My feeling is that as soon as a notional indicator deviates too much towards the algorithmic side at the expense of what I called the "ideal idea of the sound" that exists as it were "outside logic", there is a serious danger of the transposability
of the musical structure into a different field.
Life wouldn't be possible without some degree of rigidity and transposability
, which one may associate with repetitive mechanisms.