Author Topic: Why compose??  (Read 7034 times)

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karlhenning

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Re: Why compose??
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2007, 06:55:32 AM »
It is one thing to observe that a great deal of the composer's experience outside of the activities actually embraced within composition, informs (or, can inform) the composition.  It is another to mush the experiences all together, and assert that "golly, it's all composition!"

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Re: Why compose??
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2007, 02:57:16 AM »
What I mean is, that there will always be a musical possibility in everything. I think music is about all, what is good, and I think that is, what everyone wants all the time.
If a duck is hungry, it would be good, if it found something to eat.

greg

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Re: Why compose??
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2007, 06:24:05 AM »
If a duck is hungry, it would be good, if it found something to eat.
Oooooooh...... sounds like a good idea for an opera- "The Hungry Duckling"  8)

karlhenning

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Re: Why compose??
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2007, 06:33:00 AM »
If a duck is hungry, it would be good, if it found something to eat.

That's plain sense, but it ain't composition.

greg

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Re: Why compose??
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2007, 06:34:27 AM »
That's plain sense, but it ain't composition.
unless it was the lyrics for the opera "The Hungry Duckling", then it'd be part of the composition  ;)

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Re: Why compose??
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2007, 04:11:35 AM »
That's plain sense, but it ain't composition.

I don´t understand. The duck is meant to be a part of the work.

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Re: Why compose??
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2007, 04:26:30 AM »
I think essentially one composes because one has something to say. As there is no point in composing what already exists, one hopes to create new ideas. Unless one is happy to talk to oneself, a composer really does need an audience. The tiny size of audiences today is more the result of commercial pressures than internal inclinations.
A day may be a destiny; for life
Lives in but little—but that little teems
With some one chance, the balance of all time:
A look—a word—and we are wholly changed.