Re: future of music essays

Subject: Re: future of music essays
From: R. Vens (
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 07:42:35 EDT

We have also to consider historical and cultural
background and evolution. The tastes of the listener
will change with society, history and individual

A template that is good now won't work in 10 or 20
years. New composers will always be needed.
Computers will never be able to create new style of
music matching the evolution of society.


--- Richard Wentk <> wrote:
> At 03:02 19/04/2005, you wrote:

> Yes, but so what? I still think in the long term
> music will be replaced by
> style templates where you buy (or whatever social
> transaction is relevant
> at the time) a template, run it through a composer
> and synthesizer module,
> and have as much new music in the style of
> Beethoven/Bach/Radiohead/Celine
> Dion as you want.
> The composer's job will be to produce these
> templates to order - either as
> pastiche or in their own style.
> But... so far people have always been interested in
> individual performers
> and creators in a personal way. The sound and the
> notes are only part of
> the process of social ritual that surrounds music.
> And a completely
> automated system will never replace this.
> The notes played and the sound produced matters, but
> it's simplistic to
> assume that the social structures and relationships
> that surround them
> aren't just as important and influential.
> Richard


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