Hello Dear Forumers. :) Very happy to write my first post.I'm an amateur and like to study works of classical masters to see how certain things are done and among other things I also try to grasp…Continue
"@Ingo: why bother telling his ears what to think, if they truly find the sounds "ghastly and horrid"? It's not as though there is an objective measure of how "horrible" a sound is perceived by some random listener."
"@ Mr. Zarb-Cousin
There are many things on this earth that are "ghastly and horrid" but I promise you none of them are sounds coming out of speakers or headphones.
When you do encounter things that are truly "ghastly and horrid",…"
"Rowy--no one is being offensive, at least not me..its a shame youre taking it that way, as it isnt intended.
I took your saying about "growing up and destroying the modern stuff"--as a joke--and joked back about it. Bur we really should…"
"And now you're being offensive. The more I was praised for my so called modern work, the more I wanted to destroy it and so I did. It was nothing more than "interesting" music and even as a young composer I knew that this kind of…"
"Hi Bob, just wanted say that despite all the things we disagree on, this is spot on. Composers should be sincere and write what they feel, rather than what they think others would like. If they won't stand by it, then why write it in the…"
I dont take it that way--simply that they find it interesting, or different. And I find it MUCH better to not think one has failed because of others opinions. Write what you feel, and stand by it.
"I already said that it also does affect me, but that I do spend hours each and every day to listening to newly composed music of all genres. So I am still hearing a broad spectrum of whats out there, of all kinds, and perhaps you might do the same…"
"The subsidized part Ive read and am familiar with (IRCAM) but I honestly really do find it hard to believe that the younger generation prefers to write tonal music.
They do and it's not my fault, because I couldn't care less :-)
"Great post Socrates and a priceless link. My training in early polyphony came via Contrapuntal technique in the 16 thc by R.O.Morris.
which was a less pedantic book than the species book by Swindon I also ploughed through. The Morris is an excellent…"
a reply just on J. J. Fux
Fux wrote his book as a kind of instruction on composition. He came up with the idea of species counterpoint though, as a didactic method. So far so good, but there it is in the outset of his concept the…"