I seem to be at odds with a number opinions and/or assumptions expressed in this thread, although we obviously agree that PV's music has some sort of merit.
Of course I can understand your opinions regarding PV,
I can't really understand the rather sniffy reactions, TBH. The idea of people using existing recorded music as a source for creating other compositions has been around nearly a century by now. Whether we call it turntablism, bricolage, recontextualisation, or appropriation, the idea that there's anything dubious about it seems based on a somewhat outmoded Romanticist notion of The Author, and his/her Deep Inner Expression as The Originator of a musical text etc etc...
and the objective value of the art is not as high as original own-composed music,
Firstly, the idea that there is such a thing as 'objective value' in relation to Art is problematic. Even if it were not, and it were accepted, for that sake of argument, that there are some sort of consensual norms of value, the idea that the provenance (compositional source) of a piece of music determines its relative merit is contentious. Does knowledge of what/who generated a piece of music tarnish it somehow? (And does ignorance thus allow bliss that would be removed by such knowledge?)
Anyway, how about considering the effect rather than the provenance of an artwork as a criterion of worth?
but every artist is still allowed and free to do and create whatever he desire without compromise...
I don't agree with this either - though it's not really salient to the debate. I think there are in fact restrictions on artistic freedom of various types, whether they be aesthetic or legal.
To remix old classical in this fashion is for me a very interesting concept..but I can understand that people who find it totally disrespectful to artist who created the music.
I can't. I don't believe in all this business about respect - it comes from the old-fashioned notion of The Great Classical Canon, and the received wisdom that the works in this canon are somehow untouchable. I don't find anything particularly disrespectful in taking something from what is essentially a great pool of resources and recontextualising it into something else with a completeley different audience and effect (and affect) in mind.
There you go. All opinions represented here are, or course, not my own, but appropriated from Bluff Your Way Through Postmodernism [grin]
Yeah talking about objectivity in music which is an subjective experience might be meaningless.
The "experience" alone will never be objective however the way we value music I think can hold an objective value. Copied music has always existed, but in an objective context the copied is never as highly regarded as the original/the creator, it is the creators that will get their way into the history books...not the one who copy and steal ideas... However in reality we all copy or inspire each other more or less..it is quite unavoidable since we all listen to music, we get inspired more or less either consciously or unconsciously. What really matter is the subjective experience, and your own artistic freedom to express your consciousness.
Sure the music is living in a time of "progress", the aim for most artists is to some how take the music "forward" to new ground... I think that this period of progress is necessary..but it will also come to an end sooner or later...
In future the main driving force might not be creativity and to bring music "forward".. I am very sure we will reach our limit within our own imagination. However true music which is a mirror of the consciousness I think never can be old...it is timeless...
Regarding objectivity in the music, the musical experience is an subjective experience, and I have a huge respect for the subjective experience, it is the only thing that truly holds a value (within yourself).
Of course if an artist such as PV copy all music and remix, I will of course not give him as an artist all the credit for the music, without chopin (in deathwanderings) his music would not be what it is. The basic condition for the existence of "deathwanderings" is chopins work, without him it would not exist in the same shape & form. My point is we shall not forget the creators/inventors, it is both ignorant and disrespectful.
I do not understand when you say that an artist do not have true freedom...we all have true freedom within our own conditions... for me only your own imagination and motivation/will is what set the limits. But of course their might be circumstances in the external which will restrict your freedom, such as the financial or physical, lack of equipment needed to express the music, of course the biological might be an limitation as well...we all are not born perfect.