Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Why Computer Generated Music?

If you've ever tried composing music, the answer must be obvious.* What a grind, both mentally, emotionally and physically -- right, actually the grind has three components: mental, emotional, physical, and hygienic. And then even when I do get a decent idea, i can't come up with anything else to go with it. I just listen to it over and over at high volume and with more and more effects until I get "earsick" as my 4 y/o daughter calls it. (Except she loves the music she writes, thank God.) It's always such a relief to go scoop out the cat boxes, shovel snow, or make some bread. (My bread is pretty good.)

So my dream is that, in the future, computers will perform all creative work, leaving humanity free to spend all of our time on mindless, repetitive tasks.

*Unless you have talent or something. I don't want to hear about it. You'd be "happier somewhere else," in Jack Nicholson's voice as the Joker from Batman.


Blogger ChrisV82 said...

Scenario from THE FUTURE:

"Computer, compose me something with a heavy synth line and a throbbing bass."

12:01 PM  
Blogger ChrisV82 said...

In the future, computers speak like Shakespeare, only more robotic.

And probably with a seething hatred of the human race.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

The hatred is mutual!

My envelope function is coming out too long by one sample. Whatever the fuck that means, it means that I have to stop griding out bad music and spend an hour debugging code. ARGH!

12:09 PM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

speckign as a sofware porfesoinal it suonds liek a off-by-one eror.

hoape tihs hleps! il send u a invoiice.

btw ur in lucck — i ruond to teh nerest halfuour not hour.

12:51 PM  
Blogger HA HA HA said...

p.s.s. re 'mindless, repetitive tasks' - exacly! hence solitiair an minsweppar.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Project WANNABE said...

Yeah! For the first time in human history, Man is free to seek the path of least resistance without being shackled to his highest potential!

2:34 PM  

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