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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-10 18:51:51 Reply

Oh, well sorry then. Opinions opinions.


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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-10 20:57:20 Reply

I'm saying that the piece is most probably written for the sake of being comical rather than for the sake of being performance music

But it's always going to be performance music. If if it's comical, they are still going to take it seriously when it comes to writing and performance.

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-11 06:24:05 Reply

At 11/10/09 08:57 PM, nathanallenpinard wrote:
I'm saying that the piece is most probably written for the sake of being comical rather than for the sake of being performance music
But it's always going to be performance music. If if it's comical, they are still going to take it seriously when it comes to writing and performance.

But then it boils down to the question of if it really is performance music. Because withi it's impossible nature, I'm not entirely sure it's intended to be performed.


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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-11 06:29:59 Reply

Doesn't the performance of an 'impossible' piece become comical in and of itself?

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-11 06:53:10 Reply

Yeah this peice was written as a humorous satire of musical composition. I mean some of it is literally impossible, obviously. Its just fun to read and laugh about. And to watch youtube people have a crack at it.


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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-11 08:20:49 Reply

Don't even consider it impossible, as it's not really. Not from what I heard on that youtube video (which was probably botched yes)

Most of the notes are quite simple if you spread it across multiple instruments.

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-11 08:33:41 Reply

At 11/11/09 08:20 AM, nathanallenpinard wrote: Most of the notes are quite simple if you spread it across multiple instruments.

I'd say the impossibility comes from the choreography of the piece, rather than the technical difficulty of playing all of the notes.

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-12 11:12:57 Reply

I think I'll stick to music that doesn't sound like satan blew it out his ass..

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-12 13:23:31 Reply

At 11/12/09 11:12 AM, Chronamut wrote: I think I'll stick to music that doesn't sound like satan blew it out his ass..

Isn't that what metal is?

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-12 14:00:18 Reply

At 11/10/09 07:03 AM, railroadspike wrote: What about this piece.
http://questionabletopic.files.wordpress .com/2008/07/aphex-twin.jpg

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-12 14:14:52 Reply

At 11/12/09 01:23 PM, nathanallenpinard wrote:
At 11/12/09 11:12 AM, Chronamut wrote: I think I'll stick to music that doesn't sound like satan blew it out his ass..
Isn't that what metal is?

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-12 17:14:56 Reply

At 11/12/09 01:23 PM, nathanallenpinard wrote:
At 11/12/09 11:12 AM, Chronamut wrote: I think I'll stick to music that doesn't sound like satan blew it out his ass..
Isn't that what metal is?

Holy fucking shit.
I was agreeing with everything you said.
But the last part , actually gave me a tear in my eye. And now I will only record Emo from here forth.
But I also think it's for an Organ player.
And if you think of it , when there are 4 16th notes playing simoltainiously (can't spell , swedish ) that part could easily be played by to players on the same piano / organ etc.
Nothing is impossible. Look at the Starwars theme Score and tell me it doesn't look impossible. I was directing a symphony that played that song. I had to practise my brains off at home just to be able to read it all at the same time.

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-12 22:24:18 Reply

Pretty much Nathan is really killing the hilarity vibe here. Yes, we know it is written in a literal "proper" manner, and it could quite possibly be played (not on one instrument [okay, maybe the recorder]), but this is just to look at and laugh. I think Nathan is so musically knowledgeable and serious, he just can't laugh at it's sillyness.

I wonder how it would sound on a recorder.


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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-13 10:03:29 Reply

At 11/12/09 01:23 PM, nathanallenpinard wrote:
At 11/12/09 11:12 AM, Chronamut wrote: I think I'll stick to music that doesn't sound like satan blew it out his ass..
Isn't that what metal is?

no - metal is like fucking music INTO satan's ass - and is awesome.

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-13 10:35:58 Reply

At 11/9/09 06:44 PM, nathanallenpinard wrote: I don't see the point of that whole friggin' score.

It's just a visual thing. It's not real music. Let's say it was ''for the lulz''

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-14 17:15:41 Reply

At 11/9/09 05:57 PM, Zooloo75 wrote: My piano rolls looked like that when I first started FL Studio...lol

Except I wasn't trying to write anything cool, I was just trying to draw a fish :P

i've already done this and here is what it looks like on FL piano roll

http://peanutbutterloops.ytmnd.com/

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-15 02:40:43 Reply

this reminds me of the rumors of aphex twins music comp, which was complete nonsense to propose such a thing, but still it was a rumor of sorts

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Response to Serious Musicians - Impossible task 2009-11-15 03:03:35 Reply

This is a satirical jab at abstract & excessively-complex music. And judging by how people have insisted on dissecting it, it has made its point one way or another.