Transcendental Musical Spaces
I am most inspired by classical musicians these days, despite being so enthused by electronic music. It appears electronic music is taking a back seat even for people like Daft Punk, using live instrumentation
prominently on their new record. It always seemed to me the most interesting aspects of electronic music still had elements of emotion to it. Despite acid techno seeming very cold, I would argue there is still very much an
emotional appeal provided there is some sort of rhythm which pulsates across the dance floor. Ultimately, I think what Classical musicians and electronic musicians are trying to achieve is the same thing, if they apply themselves as an artist, they are trying to reach to the impossible, the infinite, something timeless, some sort of transcendental musical space.
It has been mentioned before that Beethoven would have extremely fast tempos for his written pieces (Tempo’s so fast they could not be performed by musicians) It has been argued for reasons such as being deaf or he having a broken metronome or other reasons, it stands as a testament that Beethoven may have wanted a certain tempo for a new aesthetic, a new appreciation for something embedded in his mind that would eventually (Albeit it far ahead from his time) seek refuge from his imagination. This is perhaps the closest rendition to what Beethoven would have wished for his music.
This is an immaculate rendition of Beethoven. I always believed symphonies to be a very attractive form of musical composition.
It may be a more challenging form, simply due to its emotional content and polyphonic sense of harmonies and instrumentation. Because of this challenge to the mind, it has been discovered that instrumental and classical music appreciation has been linked and may correlate with higher intelligence. It takes time to peel off the layers and digest musical wit. I have been wanting to create a composition of similar depth.
“Electronic symphonies” is something that has been marinating in my mind and I may wish to create something like this, in the future. I don’t believe it will be just a mish mash, but something fresh and extraordinary. There are certain ideas that can solely be applied in context to electronic music, but there are several nuances in classical music that can be applied into electronic music, quite appropriately as well. The best way would be to exploit these ideas. I hear things and I see sound, so hopefully, the muses will aid me as I want to eventually, with time, come to this dimension of sound from my mind.
I find Beethoven to be a very inspiring, remarkable character, for his emotional content, time frame, context, sheer volume and his own struggle with deafness. I have slowly adopted minor propensities, in wanting to realize how far I can take music to that transcendent peak on the spire which dangles before me by the muses. I choose to challenge myself, even in the tug of conflict of creativity and imagination. I created for myself a Beethoven challenge.
On occasions, I just mute all channels and record/write stuff out. It is pretty easy if you know what you are doing, musically and theoretically, but for specific things as textures, nuances, micro timing of things, it’s next to impossible. I do this for many reasons, one I like a challenge, two I find it stimulates my brain more and it keeps me creative. Three, it forces me to work harder and faster.