0 How much imperfection should we allow in "perfect" music? Posted by Bill Ricci on September 12, 2010 at 11:43pm in The Art of Composition Just a simple question. With all of the software capabilities, music has evolved to a precision that, in my opinion, could go to far. What are your thoughts on this? Views: 10 You need to be a member of Composers' Forum to add comments! Join Composers' Forum Email me when people reply – Follow
Tombo Rombo said:
this exact sort of thing is why I walked out of a philosophy class at university, and talked an adnmisistrator into signing off on my taking a STAT class in place of it... a little philosophy is good for the soul, too much and you begin to require medication...
sorry for the brusque-ness... but, "to thine own self be true" and "speak loudly what you proclaim today to be true, though it contradict what you said equally loudly, yesterday."
Tombo's thoughts about 'perfection' make more sense than Jeff's, but that's just my subjective reality.
...Must have finally read some of his comments... ;-D
well... dont be... your speaking loudly today what you proclaim to be true. Tomorrow, maybe somethign different...
"How was that STAT class? Have you managed to gather data about the world around you and analyze it better than your brain already does by itself?"
Stat was difficult on me, but, i got thru it. And yes, Stat and formal logic DOES allow the humen brain to analyze data better than the brain does all by itself. left to its own devices, the human brain will prejudice itself with stuff. Your susceptible to an emotional argument. Or, to join in the crowds mentality of something. Statistics can in NO way tell you how any ONE case will turn out. Yet, you can state with almost certainty, given large enough of a clean sample... how many will turn out THIS way.
Formal logic allows one to take a befuddling, seemingly insolveable problem, and assign variables and letters to it, and to work with much like an equation. The answer, is the answer, and often one not arriveable at by any normal thought.
Formal logic and Statistical analysis are wonderful.
I must apologize for having been brusque and rude, i am in someone else's house. My apologies.
Recorded electronic music can be quantized and fiddled with to death. Music is something organic and there is nothing to state that electronic music can't be organic too. I never quantize anything to 100% because then it will not be organic any more. I quantize the performance to 50-70 % and the rhythmic parts (bass and drums) to say 80%. And I only quantize the notes that I can hear are off with my own ears. If it sounds good but looks awful - I leave it!
I think the same goes for production. The production of the recording need to be really good (that is as good as you can make it) but if it becomes to polished and nothing sticks out it too becomes inorganic.
The Beatles made a bigger impact with a technology that most of us would discard, than most of us does with technology they couldn't even dream about!
Bill Ricci said: