Re: Source, Observances, etc

Subject: Re: Source, Observances, etc
From: Alexandra Hettergott (
Date: Fri Jul 30 1999 - 14:26:19 EDT

KEVIN AUSTIN wrote (re Max) :
>Does the
>student benefit from having a profound understanding of the intellectual
>basis of this system?

In general, an at least basic knowledge as regards (musical) informatics and signal
processing is certainly advisable, likewise, as a (University) sports student is
learning something like "sports medicine" referring to those physiological processes
relevant to doing sports in a professional way.

>How to make the bridge between the "emotional response" approach to
>sound, and the "academic" (abstract approach).
Don't they both imply an element of "manufacturing" (handling) sound ...

>Maybe starting from 'digital music' (oooopps!) is in some ways the same
>as starting a visual arts student with a scanner rather than a pencil.

Well, yet you know that (at least former) art students did start with (manually)
/copying/ (and, to a certain extent, also intellectually grasping) the "great
masters" ...
Alexandra Hettergott.

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