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Plato's Cave Allegory, who's the fool?

Plato's famous Cave Allegory comes to mind when I meet some folks who simply have no interest in music. You begin speaking about Chopin, Mo…

Started by Saul Dzorelashvili

14 Feb 9
Reply by Saul Dzorelashvili

I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer

Recently, as I have indicated I have tried to branch out to more modern form of composing.  Up until recently, I used to compose in a very…

Started by Saul Dzorelashvili

48 Feb 7
Reply by Dane Aubrun

Art without a Frame

There was an interesting experiment conducted by the famous violinist Joshua Bell where he went and played in the subway. Very few people s…

Started by Saul Dzorelashvili

11 Jan 1
Reply by Timothy Smith

The Future of the Piano

This is sort of a continuation from a different thread. I have purchased this piano and I'm very happy with it. This is the latest technolo…

Started by Saul Dzorelashvili

42 Nov 14, 2018
Reply by Saul Dzorelashvili

WAGNER'S RING (a political/philosophical question for all of us)

I just came across this. It is an article, imo, about the future of all live art music and about the future of all of us either as performe…

Started by Socrates Arvanitakis

38 Oct 16, 2018
Reply by Saul Dzorelashvili

Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.

I am fascinated by your absolute rejection of "atonal". I agree that it is kind of a "catch-all" term. Yet so is "classical", for that matt…

Started by Bob Porter

25 Sep 12, 2018
Reply by H. S. Teoh

Is it harder to write fast music, or slow music?

Gav brought this up in his ballad thread. I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on this, and expand it beyond his piece. A few ground rules.…

Started by Bob Porter

47 Jun 19, 2018
Reply by Lawrence Aurich

How can we define music?

The question has come up many times here as to what is music. Isn't that questioned answered by what you compose? Isn't what you write a re…

Started by roger stancill

755 Feb 13, 2018
Reply by steven gustin


This thread's theme may be related to questions arising from Ray's recent threads on musical intentions/resulting performances and main req…

Started by Socrates Arvanitakis

4 Jul 31, 2017
Reply by H. S. Teoh

Beginner to intermediate composers

I don't know if anyone cares. But it has been awhile since I posted last on these forums. I have composed a lot since then. I have in all…

Started by andrew thornton

2 Jul 6, 2017
Reply by Socrates Arvanitakis


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