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HS Teoh replied to Rowy's discussion Why do you write music?
"I write music because...
... well, it used to be because I had this orchestra playing in my head, and I wanted to capture at least some of it so that it's not lost forever. It all began when I first heard Beethoven's 6th symphony, the 4th movement…"
Monday
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Wow, we actually agree on something??!
I ... must sit down. ;-)"
Jun 19
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Back in the day, the only recording I could find of Beethoven's 6th is a tape that I borrowed from a friend. I used to listen to individual passages repeatedly and then try to replicate the chord progressions on the piano. It became one of the…"
Jun 19
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I, OTOH, have almost zero interest in vocal music. :D Except perhaps humorous ones, like this "cheerful fugue".
If you like Bruckner, you might be interested to know that the finale of his 5th symphony is essentially one gigantic fugue culminating…"
Jun 19
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Right now with a full-time job and a family to feed, getting formal training is neither practical nor desirable to me. Besides, I'm really not that interested in networking. I compose because it pleases me, and I do it even when nobody in my family…"
Jun 18
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"This will probably shock many, but Bach actually isn't that high up on my list either. My taste in Bach is primarily in his fugues, and not much else (not even the preludes accompanying his fugues, lol).  I'm much more of a lover of Beethoven-style…"
Jun 17
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I don't agree that Baroque music is tedious. Perhaps the kind of Baroque that's played in popular channels, which I also can't stand.  But listening to the WTC fugues, for example, leaves me in awe at Bach's counterpoint. There's way more variety…"
Jun 16
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"I post my music because being more-or-less a closet composer, I don't normally have any audience for my music. So I post it here on the off-chance that somebody here might like it. Sometimes I even learn a thing or two from you geniuses here, which…"
Jun 16
HS Teoh replied to David's discussion Serenade for Strings
"Don't know if the forum died, or people just got busy.  I've been wanting to participate but haven't had the time. No time even to work on my own music, needless to say participate in forum discussions.  Too many other things to do. :-("
Jun 14
HS Teoh replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"See, you can one-up Compressorhead. They have robot players but human composers (and programmers); now you can start a competing band with both robot players and robot composers! ;-)
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May 10
HS Teoh replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"Maybe I'll start an "AI band."
You mean something like this? ;-)
My standpoint remains on the side that tries to avoid any naive views out of bias and inherent hatred of the tech.
I do not have any hatred of the tech. My main motivation is…"
May 10
HS Teoh replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"From what I've heard, AI is able to ape the style of a handful of famous composers but cannot yet at any rate recapture the spark which makes the better works from such composers immortal. Especially structurally, they seem to be all over the place.…"
May 9
HS Teoh replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"Yes, that's what I'm trying to get at.  Like it or not (and personally I don't like it, but it's the harsh reality) the AI hype is going in the direction of replacing low-effort music productions.  How far it is along that line of development I…"
Apr 22
HS Teoh replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"The point is not about right or wrong answers to math problems. That was only an illustration to show that current generative AI is incapable of reasoning.  It's pretty good at aping the process of reasoning, but if you look at it deep enough,…"
Apr 22
HS Teoh replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"In the meantime, it seems that it's gradually coming up to the point where it could replace a lot of cookie-cutter work: the kind of musical filler that like bad romance novels simply recycle the same worn out plots, changing really only the names…"
Apr 20
HS Teoh replied to John Driscoll's discussion Udio AI - Short Opera Scene in the Style of Richard Strauss
"I remain an AI skeptic.
The technology isn't new; it has been around for decades now. The difference really is in (1) the scale of data available to train the model, thanks to the internet and social media harvesting millions of data points from…"
Apr 18
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  • If you make available a score for Fugue in C# minor, I would enjoy reading it. Nice work.
  • I was hoping to see you here HS. Happy fuguing.
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