Monday, September 22, 2008
The Middle is not all it might appear. It is a stance all it own as if getting one hands in mud or on the heights are to be avoided. So I do not think the solutions to things necessary lie there a priori. Analogies too have their own problems. Music is often compared to a recipe which truly captures that post experience whole. But a dish most often is the same from beginning to end while music often is not. So I am going to use the analogy of a trip or better yet a vacation. Algorithmic music would be like the planned package deal. Everything is laid out and one is guided from place to place with little surprise. The intuitive might be those who just show up with no plan at all and attempt to figure it out from there. It seems it is good to have some initial plan, but one has more fun if one can allow room to stumble into something and follow it. This might take up the whole rest of the time one has or quite often, will be a mere brief excursions. Sometimes we find out this is how people ended up moving to a new locale in the first place. It seems to be the route toward innovation.