Saturday, February 5, 2011

Q: As a non-musician, I'm curious what's inspiring to you about this
A: What he can do with a such a traditional instrument such as a piano to make it sound like a full symphony or concert band and how it uses it with composition to create polyphonic textures
Piano is a relatively new instrument. It is old enough that the original rock stars of music who created the theory and theoretical rules that every uses almost exclusively today figured out just a little bit more than a child sitting down at the instrument... but there are still things to be discovered. These are the same reasons why I find percussion interesting. Marimbasonly been aroudn since 1900, so w hen someone finds something to do with it it can be changed and improved. Possibilities are endless and its exciting to know that innovation is something I could get into

Q: It never occurred to me that way, mostly because the instruments I'm used to working with are determined by the philosophy of "if it's ineffective, build it better and throw the old one away"
(10:22:24 PM) ha ah: Well, as long as economics permit it 
(10:23:16 PM) exorhi: With music its less about the what and is more about the why and how 
(10:23:51 PM) ha ah: Theory as opposed to function, then?
(10:24:05 PM) exorhi: Function? Aesthetic
(10:24:12 PM) exorhi: Appeals to the music soul
(10:24:14 PM) exorhi: human ot music
(10:24:50 PM) ha ah: I understand what you're saying on an emotional level, I guess
(10:25:08 PM) ha ah: But nothing's really coming to mind, as it were
(10:25:41 PM) exorhi: Its just as artistic as english composition, but a man has to be taught to read and to write
(10:25:54 PM) exorhi: But we've been making music before we knew what itw as