Re: speech, modelling, whither poesie?

Subject: Re: speech, modelling, whither poesie?
From: John Nowak (
Date: Sun Jun 06 2004 - 04:12:38 EDT

On Jun 5, 2004, at 10:34 AM, Arne Eigenfeldt wrote:

> On Jun 5, 2004, at 4:52 AM, John Nowak wrote:
>> At least with academic computer music, 95% of the composers are
>> mathematicians, electrical engineers, computer scientists, or
>> something similar.
> This may have been the case 15 years ago, but I don't think this is
> the case any longer. Look at the program for recent ICMCs, for
> example, and you'll find a younger generation of "composers" who
> simply use the computer as their medium. Gone are the days of the
> demonstration pieces for a given software/hardware, written by the
> person who created it in an often heavy-handed way.
> You might even say that some "great" pieces have been created, but
> that's another thread.

Of course you are correct about all that. I'm 19, and I do all
composition on my Powerbook.

I guess I don't consider music that's not written as a demonstration
piece in a heavy-handed way "academic". In my mind, that's part of what
makes it academic music in the first place, and not music by some guy
who happens to be a professor. ;-)

- John

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