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Comment: Re:Is it me or is he sounding more desperate? (Score 1) 733

by mechanyx (#31903418) Attached to: Roger Ebert On Why Video Games Can Never Be Art

I haven't thought at all about other forms of art but the determining factor as to whether or not some series of minuscule changes in atmospheric pressure constitute music is intent.

If I record a conversation or the sounds of a busy street and present them as documentation, then they are documentation.

If I take that same recording and present it at a concert as a piece of music, then it is a piece of music.

See all the acousmatic stuff that was big in the 60s.

Since this is Slashdot, I guess the "base case" would be John Cage's 4'33". You could argue Cage was presenting nothing at all as music or that he's presenting the otherwise unobserved (i.e. all the little happenings in the concert hall during this piece are in fact the point).

Or, as you argue, it could be said that if you perceive something to be art, it is art.

So, basically, anything CAN be art.

I think resistance easily arises against these notions because there is often the association that art is something worthwhile and people don't always make the distinction between the questions of whether or not something is art and whether or not some art is worthwhile.

Comment: Re:Interesting (Score 1) 513

by mechanyx (#28950711) Attached to: Goodbye Apple, Hello Music Production On Ubuntu

You clearly have never recorded, mixed and mastered a 100+ piece symphony orchestra.

16 channels of 24/96 is not going to cut it for professionals.

Solid State Logic makes a PCIe card that does 128-channels at 24/96 and you can use up to 6 of them together which yields 768 channels. Other units offer 192KHz resolution.

If this is my life's work, I am going to settle for nothing less than the best. Until some serious changes happen, Linux and BSD are just not options for professionals who care about the quality of their work.

This is extremely unfortunate because I would like to have all of my work available to me in open formats so that I can use any part of it at any point in the future. All the sessions I did in grad school in Logic aren't available to me unless I start using proprietary software. And while I was in school, I either had to use proprietary software or not get the work done and not graduate which really wasn't much of an option.

Comment: Re:Beat? (Score 1) 102

by mechanyx (#25500571) Attached to: Stellar Seismologists Record "Music" From Stars
Do you hear a beat there? Regardless as to whether or not some ppl might hear a beat in Metastasis, my point was that there are pieces that don't have a beat and I still think that is the case. There are too many bizarre pieces by guys like LaMonte Young and Wolfgang Schorn. I would argue that even something like Wolfgang Rihm's 8th string quartet has no beat.

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