As stated earlier I also wanted to use this blog for recommending music. To give some insight into which artists inspire me. Hauschka is one of the recent ones. I heard his music the first time sitting on a church’s floor. Listening to Hauschka and two accompanying cello players was such a true and real moment. This music is so direct and pure – true essence – that it took my breath.
To get an idea of what is was like, watch this video here:
Sitting there, I thought about using computers for music. How absurd. The only thing you can accomplish using a computer for music is painting pictures. Trying to recreate something. But there is no way.
I once met a math-student, who said, that what mosts excites him with music is the fact, that it’s actually just math. Everything from matching the right frequencies to the grid of the beat. Hm…
Maybe there are some aspects, that you can represent using numbers and formulas, but math will never create music that moves. Ever heard a piece of generated music that touched you? (For a start, try generating some music on this site)
I truely believe that when there is a guy like Hauschka he just has the ability to transfer feelings right into the people’s hearts. It is this uninterrupted direct connection of his soul, his fingers and the audience receiving it through the tones he plays. This can never ever be recreated with a piece of sequencing technology in between.
What does it mean for me? Basically (at the moment) I am a computer-musician. Hm… I will think about it…