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Re: Well OT Re: What do you think is necessary in order to have anexcellentcomposition?
Quoting andy butler <email@example.com>:
> Krispen Hartung wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "andy butler"
>>>> If you understand the theory and premises, then you will
>>>> understand the points I made.
>>> Unless the theory is flawed, which it seemed to be.
>> They're all flawed, <large paragraph edited out>
> (we must be the only ones reading this thread)
Well, I've been reading the thread.
I view composition as a *process* wherein I start with some kind of
musical idea and then develop it somehow. While the goal of the work
is to create something that 'transcends' the technicalities, I tend to
put those thoughts out of my mind and 'get on with the task at hand'.
If I have a fleeting thought while I am at work composing such as
"This is great... or this is horrible" ... I view the thoughts as
"meaningless" in the sense that thoughts sometimes come and go like
leaves floating in the wind.
Thus, I don't get too wrapped up in philosophical questions -- I just
compose. I try to focus on the task at hand, create music, and let
philosophy take care of itself.
Philosophy is a noble pursuit, to be sure. Philosophy doesn't help me
to work out a difficult key change, though. :)
Ultimately, to look back on one's work and to feel a sense of
satisfaction can be very uplifting. Whether the words to describe the
feelings have meaning or not, may we all experience the joy and
inner-peace that come from a job well done.