Re: future of music essays

Subject: Re: future of music essays
From: Ned Bouhalassa (
Date: Sat Apr 16 2005 - 18:27:40 EDT

A quick glance at the Barrière makes me think it could have been
written in the 19th C (the machines are taking over!!!). In the future,
IMHO, some people like us will search out human-made music/art in the
same way that we value human-made furniture, rugs, foods, carvings,
instruments, etc.

There's formulaic, almost robot-made music today. Just listen to most
of the top 40. You don't have to pay attention, if you need something
more challenging. It's not 'taking' over, if you don't care for it
(except in many clothes stores, drug store, etc, where you don't have a

As for composers not knowing how their software works, I can attest
that there's never been such a wealth of information about any
application as there is today. A quick visit to any of the Logic,
Cubase, DP, Live, etc forums will offer encyclopedic amounts of posts
addressing problems related to a variety of usage of these


On 16-Apr-05, at 9:06 PM, Eliot Handelman wrote:

> a few essays commisioned by R Reynolds about the future of music:
> The Barrière essay caused a bit of a panic over at
> Comments here?
> -- eliot

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