[PD] Am I alone?
maredmo at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 04:07:02 CET 2011
"Problem is that nowadays each composition student does an exercise and call
it a piece... but that is a social problem not of the techniques."
Greetings Ricardo :)
2011/1/29 Ricardo Lameiro <ricardolameiro at gmail.com>
> I am a newbie in electronic music (not dance music by the way, electronic
> in the broad sense) but i am also a "classic" musician, teacher, I also
> played in traditional music groups etc... background aside here goes the
> A long time ago, in the renaissance and before, a third and a sixth were
> considered a dissonant interval. Consonants where only the forth, fifth and
> octave... this could be caused by a lot of different aspects, one of them
> was the Temperament of the scale that was quit different from the 12 equal
> semitones used later. Also the music was made primarily to be sang and
> played in church and monasteries were the reverberation was big. After that
> came the keyboard instruments and the difficulty of tuning of the same
> instruments on different key signatures, this lead to a standard of twelve
> equal semitones that allow "interchangeability" of keys. Some years later
> came the continuous modulation, after that the dodecaphonic series and after
> that integral serialism and electronic instruments etc etc etc.
> Each of this changes were highly disregarded by the broad public being used
> later on for more "commercial music".
> What i want to say is that, you may not like some type of music,I dont like
> techno, even the pseudo good techno, on a bar, or at my music player,
> however it has its space on a disco. Each music has its time, its
> progression. Time its the best filter, maybe 90 % of the music created
> nowadays will not be heard in 200 years, but when the music touches senses
> it will endure. there where hundreds of baroque and classical composers at
> their time, however you only know a handful of them.... sometimes we as a
> society need time to assimilate change. Maybe a chainsaw is more musical
> than a violin, it all depends how the music is made, how the musical
> discourse and flow goes. apart of the music, there will be always place for
> "etudes". Problem is that nowadays each composition student does an exercise
> and call it a piece... but that is a social problem not of the techniques.
> sorry for the rant
> 2011/1/30 <beatthefinalboss at gmail.com>
> > I even read the Pd/Max/Csound/Chuck mailing lists too but I choose to
>> > make actual music with those tools.
>> How do you define "Actual Music"? Some of us happen to define
>> "chainsaw in cave 6 feet down" as music ;)
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