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zappa on modern classical and the music bizz

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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Added by daryl sprake on June 24, 2012 at 11:18am — 3 Comments

zappa on modern classical and the music bizz

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…

Continue

Added by daryl sprake on June 24, 2012 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

DO'NT BOTHER LEARNING HOW TO COMPOSE

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

Added by daryl sprake on March 7, 2012 at 5:25am — 11 Comments

The future of classical music

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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Added by daryl sprake on February 28, 2012 at 4:28am — 4 Comments

why is contemporary music so bad

 why is contemporary music regardless of style so bad? lve heard many theorys such as the dominance of technology in the music making process, the short sightedness of record companies;however to me none of these theorys get to the bottom of the problem.I think the crux of the problem is cultural decline due to our increasing alienation from nature. The advance of technology means we interact more with machines and less with other living things.the international economy runs on a rigid…

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Added by daryl sprake on February 22, 2012 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

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