I find little or nothing of the gypsy in Bartok.
Sorry, easy mistake for a desert rat to make.
There is also nothing that would deny the use of descriptive text, even an occasional sectional barline here and there. The composer can be as specific or general as he/she choses to be.
Yes, I was thinking the same thing.
I don't think anyone is implying that we should get rid of metered notation. Dance music is, and should be, very metric (though some people do dance a Polka as if it had no meter
. If one system helps a composer convey his ideas better over another, then that is what that person should use. It is just one more tool to use.
Indeed, i was just wondering whether this would be dismissed out of hand, which does not seem to be the case. In my case, it is a matter of conception. A dance starts out a dance, even if improvised, and meter is essential. This music is piped in from who knows where. I am hoping this notation would make it more flexible, and maybe even more attractive.