Re: WHY COMPUTER MUSIC SUCKS_Bob Ostertag


Subject: Re: WHY COMPUTER MUSIC SUCKS_Bob Ostertag
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 15:23:24 EDT


"Pedestals aren't good generally. But today it's The Gear that's so often on
a pedestal, to the extent that it's sometimes more important than the
composer. (Ooh! Nice Max patch...)"

What's wrong with that? =)

On 10/4/05, Richard Wentk <richard@skydancer.com> wrote:
> At 18:22 04/10/2005, you wrote:
> >Everybody and his brother can now be considered a "composer".
>
> Yes, but a distinction that isn't often made is between consumer composer
> and creator composers.
>
> Everyone is a composer because they consume musical gizmology. I think in
> reality this is more of a marketing phenomenon, and less of a creative one.
> It's like Victorian piano ownership - a huge industry, but all but a tiny
> percentage of the population never progressed beyond an amateur level.
>
> >Saying that computer music sucks puts Arlo Guthrie on a piedestal. And
> >i'm not sure it's that good.
>
> Pedestals aren't good generally. But today it's The Gear that's so often on
> a pedestal, to the extent that it's sometimes more important than the
> composer. (Ooh! Nice Max patch...)
>
> This hasn't become true until recently. Did anyone care what make of
> trumpet Miles Davis played, or what kind of piano Stravinsky owned?
>
> Richard
>
>
>



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