The best "art" music through time was a reflection of culture. As a result, the best classical music has deep roots in peasant music, and many composers would use folk tunes as a basis of their music, relying not only on the familiarity of the tune but all the emotions that said tune would evoke. In the 20th century and beyond this was especially prevalent. Some of the best contemporary composers (Ives, Bartok) used only folk music as a basis for their concert music. Some composers, like John Cage, experimented with the idea of using "found sound", that is, the sound of the natural and man-made world surrounding us, and presenting it in artful ways. Other minimalist composers (and this is true for pop today, as well) gain recognition by repeating the same sounds so many times that they are fully engraved in our heads.Though the ear may enjoy new ways of the familiar being presented, so do the eyes. If we didn't, why the fuck would people do still-lives? If I know what a bowl of fruit looks like, why would I want a picture of it? I'd want it because I may enjoy how the artist represents something I'm already familiar with. This is why music is so cyclical (trends in music tend to repeat because people long for something familiar that they can grasp), why the symphony is still the king in Europe, and why pop music uses the same harmonic structure and movement that was popular before Mozart.
John Cage's 14:59 is music. It's just really fucking hard to listen to without getting mad.WHAT THE FUCK, THIS IS JUST SILENCE!
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I'm going to have to disagree with a few thingsTupoc had tons of fame and recondition while he was still alive and Kurt Cobain has made more money then Tupoc while dead. Hell at one point he made more then Elvis.Henry Rollins circa Slip it in could take nearly anyone who is not a trained fighter. Rollins got beat on every day by Euopean punks, he had been fighting ever since DC. He knows how to take a punch and give one. One thing in the body builders favor is that Rollins had long hair at this point, something to grab onto.Best Bad religion song: It's A Long Way To The Promise Land.He's a question, are chiptunes just a fad or is the style going to work it's way into more mainstream hip hop and other music?
I signed up for a free Spin magazine subscription but have yet to actually read any of it. Is this advisable?
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