Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Creativity and Flow survey. Electronic/Ambient musicians needed.« on: August 08, 2012, 05:00:34 AM »
Thank you, that would be much appreciated.
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I actually find the statement: "We're not necessarily trying to advance the genre" a tad bit disturbing. Now maybe I am misinterpreting it, but boy am I glad that Brian Eno and Miles Davis and Led Zeppelin and so on in each ones respective genre's did not think that way.
Now the flip side is that the folks who go into a project or a musical experience with the attitude that "I am going to do something no one has ever done before, I will be ground breaking" is also equally disturbing...
But somewhere in the middle there should always be the goal of advancing one's self and their art. If you are not passionate about your art and its propagation, well why should anyone else be?
We've agreed, after much debate, that most ambient musick out there in the last 3-4 years has been shite.
If it weren't for CD-R there is A LOT of music in my collection that would have never seen the light of day.. meaning it may never have been released.
Typical pattern of music:
verse - verse - chorus - verse - chorus - break - verse - chorus - chorus
Or written as:
My parents have always referred to ambient as "non music." And they love classical, n hate ambient. So I don't think THEY see any correlations between the two. I don't either. Period. Over n' out!!
There just isn't much in the way of stark black and white separation of musical ideas - it's all various shades and hues of colors that overlap.
Unrelated, but I love this XTC lyric: "when it rains it rains all the colors in my paintbox". Music is kind of like that to me.
There is absolutely no relationship between classical music and ambient. Classical music is temporal, acoustically produced, structured music. (Good) ambient just isn't. Period.