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the reason why classical music is dying

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olmnilnlolm Mar 29, 2016. 534 Replies

 Classical music is dying.The fundamental problem is a lack of contemporary emotionally compelling compositions,because listeners get no emotional reward from most contemporary classical music…Continue

 

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
none l like most styles of music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
indonesia
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
l am a Australian composer and traveler living in indonesia, l compose full time.l mostly compose classical music
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zappa on modern classical and the music bizz

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 11:18am 3 Comments

Here is a copy of what l think is a very relevent  speech made by frank zappa in 1984 to the American society of university composers, happy reading .        

I am occasionally asked to attend forums and symposia on musical matters. I am usually 'booked in as a novelty act', or 'token eccentric' to liven things up for 'the serious people'.



This event is no exception. I do not belong to your organization. I know nothing about it. I am not even interested in it, and yet, a…

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zappa on modern classical and the music bizz

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 11:18am 1 Comment

Here is a copy of what l think is a very relevent  speech made by frank zappa in 1984 to the American society of university composers, happy reading .        

I am occasionally asked to attend forums and symposia on musical matters. I am usually 'booked in as a novelty act', or 'token eccentric' to liven things up for 'the serious people'.



This event is no exception. I do not belong to your organization. I know nothing about it. I am not even interested in it, and yet, a…

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DO'NT BOTHER LEARNING HOW TO COMPOSE

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 5:25am 11 Comments

What do jimi Hendrix charlie Parker john lennon john Coltrain bob Marley and duke Ellington have incommon? they where all self taught or at least not taught in insitutions,infact most of the important and infuencial musicians of modern music, where self taught, and l beleive this is one of the keys to their greatness,most people who study how to compose loose some degree of creativity because of there studies.the primory reason for this is the blocking of the subconscious creative process by… Continue

The future of classical music

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 4:28am 4 Comments

l compose mainly in a classical style(l also compose and perform blues rock jazz and nonsense music).the reason l like to compose in a classical style is not because l beleive it is better than other styles, but because l beleive of all the major styles of music it is the least developed,and therefore has the most potential .   For the whole history of classical music there has been some institution in control ,first the church then the aristocracy then the upper classes  then the…

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