[PD] "computer music" WAS: Re: Pd at a livecoding event on the BBC

john saylor js0000 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 15:24:55 CEST 2009


thx for your thoughtful post.

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 10:09 PM, Fernando Gadea <fgadea at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1- physical instruments

well, yes; body, rhythm, instruments, music.

but i think there is also something interesting in 'mental' music. or
music that is achieved only through programming sounds. like those old
vienese [and of course other places too] used to do with paper and pen

> 2- About academic-high culture-Art and popular-low culture-art

this is a religious war- completely outside the bounds of rationality.
and really, i don't care which 'club' an artist comes from: i just
want their work to captivate me.

what makes something art? how do we know if it is any good?
there are no laws about this. people assert them periodically, but
they are soon enough forgotten.

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