Karl Joosep Pihel replied to Tombo Rombo's discussion Drowning in Tonality
"Well I loved it. Hehe."
Sep 3, 2010
Karl Joosep Pihel replied to Simon Godden's discussion What makes music good?
"Music happens only when the sound reaches the ears of a listener.

My music enters my ears, so it is actualized as music.
Bach's pieces were performed again after that, so they continued to be actualized as music.

Notation is just guidelines for…"
Sep 3, 2010
Karl Joosep Pihel replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Hmm.

1. J.S Bach. (Though I remember one guy saying that stating that he is your favorite composer is a cop-out, since he simply defines what music is. Hehe.)

2. A tie between Frank Zappa and Steve Reich

3. Claude Debussy

4. Erkki-Sven Tüür

5.…"
Sep 3, 2010
Karl Joosep Pihel replied to Simon Godden's discussion Using percussion samples from a trapset (drumkit) in orchestral scores
"I did not real all of the posts in this topic and if this comes off as inappropriate then I apologise, but I thought that perhaps the original poster would be interested in the following (in my humble opinion- a very successful) piece for orchestra…"
Sep 3, 2010
Karl Joosep Pihel replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Intellect Versus Emotions
"Language changes and evolves much like music and much like biology. It has no will of it's own, no goal, it just adapts.

I believe this to be an universal rule in art evolution as well. The works that survive are not the ones that are "most…"
Sep 3, 2010
Karl Joosep Pihel replied to Simon Godden's discussion What makes music good?
"Alas, I cannot recall what Russian composer once uttered something like(paraphrasing): "Neither simpler or more complex music is inherently superior." That would have been a great one to start with.

I tend to disagree with any absolutist approaches…"
Sep 3, 2010

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