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Re: GG:has the electronic future arrived?

Speaking of electronic music, etc.   I personally prefer MMO at any pace to
Super Conductor.  It IS possible, under certain limited circumstances, to
create synthetic music, even synthetic classical music, which is musical.
But Super Conductor, which has been around for quite a long time, is not it
(in my humble view).   The problem (for me at any rate) is that I am unable
to suspend belief long enough to fool myself into thinking that I'm
listening to a real orchestra, or a real accompaniment.   Synthetic
(sampled) pianos are a different matter.  There currently exist sampled
piano sounds which are extremely accurate and convincing.  I make a
(admittedly juvenile) attempt at playing WTC using one such sample myself
(see http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/42/john_lewis_grant.html ).

Gould's premonitions concerning "electronic music" are not totally
surprising given his predilection for BACH.  Bach's music (by far the
greatest composer who ever lived) is both emotional AND preeminently
cerebral; his keyboard music, in particular, speaks almost independently of
the medium.

-----Original Message-----
From: Megan, Anne and Ken <smithqa@nexicom.net>
To: Sivan Etedgee <sme@cisunix.unh.edu>; F_Minors
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2000 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: GG:has the electronic future arrived?

>Thanks for the tip Sivan.
>I downloaded the Brandenburg Concerti from this site.  For anyone who ever
>tried to play concerti from the Music Minus One Records this new method is
>miraculous.  You can slow down the tempo for practice. This sure beats
>trying to play at the rip roaring speeds the records use.  I played along
>with the Allegro movement of #3 this afternoon and could choose whatever
>tempo I wanted. My copy of the score of the Brandenburgs is incomplete.  I
>plan to remedy this and have a lot of fun playing them with the Super
>The sound is certainly not as good as you get from a good CD player, but
>those of you who like to fiddle with instrumentation you can have a ball.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sivan Etedgee <sme@cisunix.unh.edu>
>To: F_Minors <f_minor@email.rutgers.edu>
>Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 11:39 PM
>Subject: GG:has the electronic future arrived?
>>This article in the New York Times was recently pointed out to me:
>>Someone created a program that allows a user to interpret music
>>electronically; it seems to be something that Gould prophesied!  For
>>more accurate and detailed information connect to the above link.
>>-sivan e.