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Archive for December, 2011

History: Does it Matter?

Does music history – that which has already been explored/composed/performed – matter to a composer? It depends. If you compose pieces to add to an existing body of music (dubstep, modal jazz, microtonality, modular synthesis, whatever) and to help this body develop/evolve … then, sure: history matters. It’s like doing scientific research; you build on […]

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm by rachmiel · Permalink

Dangerous Music

Though (kinda) fun to watch, I’ve never had any desire to play an extreme sport. When  it comes to my physical well-being, I always put safety first. But when it comes to music I’m a big risk-taker: the more extreme, the more at stake, the more dangerous the music, the better. Dangerous music seeks to […]

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm by rachmiel · Permalink