Subject: Re: WHY COMPUTER MUSIC SUCKS_Bob Ostertag
From: M.G. Choquette (
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 13:22:16 EDT

Computer music would by definition be something that has a component
or some aspect of technology that serves to enhance the final product.
Nowadays, everybody uses it.

The problem doesn't seem to lie in the democracy of musical needs
(cheap software, cheap means of production, etc...) as much as in the
style being expressed.

Everybody and his brother can now be considered a "composer". The punk
movement brang "singers" and "guitarists" out of squatters. Call it
"democracy" if you will.

It makes me think of Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against The
Machine (not that i enjoy the band, really), who proudly said over a
decade ago that he wasn't using any computer stuff in his gear, yet he
forgot about the processors his stomp boxes were using.

Saying that computer music sucks puts Arlo Guthrie on a piedestal. And
i'm not sure it's that good.


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