Cornet IV Posted June 14, 2019 Share Posted June 14, 2019 On 12/06/2019 at 02:22, MusoMusing said: John Compton would have loved it, for all the wrong reasons, but just because it IS possible using computers, doesn't mean that it has the slightest musical credibility. MM My immediate reaction to this was "Here, here!" No doubt an interesting undertaking in several disciplines but is music to be numbered within them? I suspected not. But then I thought of Walter Carlos. Were his contributions less valid because they were not realised on a Blanchet or Taskin? And Carlo Curley; surely his output was no less musical because it was not produced on a Schnitger or Trost? Does this Klais, despite having the appearance of some device for the manipulation of keyhole surgery and looking equally clinical, not have any less a capacity to conform to classical Orgelbewegung? Could such a soul-less machine not be capable of replicating what we would recognise as "proper music", even if it required the assistance of a first and second officer and probably cabin staff as well? Of course, one's reaction to this instrument is very much according to personal taste - I dislike it, but I'm an unashamed Luddite. In any event, it is the sound which defines the principal character of the instrument, and I have no knowledge of this. The bells and whistles are but a means to an end but I think there are better ways of getting there. However, seeing the picture reminded me of a recital given years ago by Diane Bish which I attended with the express purpose of studying her pedal technique in the F Major (540). Saw almost nothing as she was wearing a voluminous skirt which obscured almost everything! But it does occur to me that this console - if that is what it is - allows excellent views of the performer's actions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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