Re: Solo ea

Subject: Re: Solo ea
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 01:24:49 EST

Eliot Handelman wrote:

> Richard Wentk wrote:
>> At 07:06 13/02/2005, you wrote:
>>> What about Hit Song Science? Company wrote program that clusters
>>> hits, using some sort of
>>> analysis: for 50 bucks, you send in your tune and they rate it by
>>> cluster proximity. Some musicians
>>> seem to think this works.
>> Is that intellectual? I wouldn't it call it intellectual in the
>> academic sense. It looks more some rather clever statistics, perhaps
>> with a certain amount of clandestine human talent spotting.
> The same stuff is going on in academe -- there's the princeton project
> (forget guy's name) to automatically classify
> music and find "similar" music, Dannenberg & Vercoe have also
> autrhored classification papers and I'd judge it to
> be the dominant idea about how music information retrieval ought to
> work. The company's algorithms are probably
> related to everyone else's with hidden markov processes etc. So I
> don't see much discontinuity here.
> That the project represents total music-intellectual bankruptcy goes
> without saying.
never mind music-intellectual.... how about /music/ period?

where is that indefinable magic that disappears when it is quantified or

that, is music.

we make music because it reaches the realms of the undefinable and
infinite. unless of course you're Stock Agents and Waterhouse... oops....


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