> I see something of a cycle beginning wide open, moving towards
> systems and theories and a creativity that must be expressed
> within ever more defined forms and upon reaching the limits
> of that beginning to open up once again.
The above certainly strikes a chord with me!
> Today a good portion of music is made with non-instruments,
> turntables, power tools, industrial detritus, etc. Even
> recording tools like samplers (devoid of samples) and mixing
> boards are being utilized for sound generation in ways their
> manufacturers would never have dreamed of.
We've even had a "Silent Symphony"!
> We've come full circle and then some, as this time around,
> the very definition of what music is, is under assault.
The end of a "Ring Cycle". I think Wagner... ...!
We're living in very interesting times! A Cambridge Don in Sufi culture once said to me, "heaven help us from interesting times". Personally, I try to enjoy the present as much as possible, while at the same time looking forward to the point in time when music completely breaks free and hopefully takes each one of us with it.
The apparently crumbling Oracle before us is just an illusion if the "Never Ending Story" is to be believed! Music just needs a 'new name' from beyond the boundary of Fantasia and that boundary we are approaching fairly fast!