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Where do you draw the line between "music"...
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Where do you draw the line between "music" and just sounds/noise?
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I align with John Cage's notion that pretty much everything is music.
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>>52667443
Art is made by people so any sounds people make for the entertainment of other people can be music

Field recordings of owls are not music
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>>52667488
first of all how DARE yo u
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>>52667521
are you antiwarhol or doc?
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>>52667488
what if i put a beat over the owls
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>>52667443
i remember reading a comment on a video of steve reich's electric counterpoint II that it "doesnt even sound like music, more just an arrangement of sounds"
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Any sounds created with the intent of having aesthetic value is music. Easy.
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>>52667488
But owls sing tones too.
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>>52667443
i don't
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>>52667488
lol, you don't know shit
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>>52667443
i bet this guy would easily call spiderland "music" if he heard it even though its much closer to just talking than any rap is
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>>52667488
>field recordings of owls are not music
But someone made the recording of those owls. It should therefore count as music.
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>>52667488
>Field recordings of owls are not music
huh.
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>>52667488
>birds aren't capable of producing music

way to fuck up from the word go
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am i music
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the difference between music and sound is a product and object. There has to be some thought in it and made for listening.

no field recordings
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>>52667443
>kanye never produced music
>kanye never touched a keyboard
k.
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>>52667443
>line
it's a smooth transition, there is no clear line
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>Tfw play 8 instruments
>tfw make all my music with a DAW

Fucking faggots, it doesn't matter how its made, it matters how it sounds
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>implying there is a line
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>>52667897
what about a recording of my room

what percentage of the sound has to be "music" before it's no longer a recording?

The Disintegration Loops?

i'm implying that there is not good answer, it's turtles all the way down.
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>>52667786
But is it music to them? They hear calls as like a code or a mating call but they never enjoy music like people do.
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>>52667589
Don't beat owls that's just cruel.
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>>52667488
>Owls can't make music
Check your human privilege shitlord.
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How dare an architect not operate a pneumatic drill!
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>>52668052
>The Disintegration Loops
yes

>Recording of your room
No

The line is effort, pressing record is not effort. Beating on your desk while it's recording is. 4'33 is not music.
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Music is sound arranged in time
All people who say something else have an agenda
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>>52667443
music is boring and predictable, it always sounds like something i have heard a thousand times before, regardless the genre

sounds are cool and there is an infinite variety of them

that's how i draw the line
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>mathematically portioned beats
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>>52667443
Music is music is music.
There is shit music, bad music and good music.
Shit music is music in which everyone on the spectrum can agree that it's shit.
Good music depends on you, same with bad.
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>>52667786
Birdsong is not music
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>>52668358
wrong
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>>52668227
This. People focus way too much on definitions. What is art, is blank art. Is blank music.

Whether or not something qualifies as music shouldn't really be the question, its inconsequential. Whether or not it is good music is the real question.
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>>52668317
>sounds are cool and there is an infinite variety of them
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>>52668366
Oh, ok
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"all music is arranged noise. some noise is more arranged than others."
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>>52667786
chirping, like talking, without purpose is not music
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>>52668366
It isn't though
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Doesn't matter. They're sounds that go into your ear. It's not worth talking about.
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tfw wshh comment section fell off
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>post-Industrial Revolution
>people still think there's a difference between music and sound
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>>52667589
damn...
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>>52667443
Right around 2002 then everything went to shit.
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>>52667595
>just an arrangement of sounds
that is basically the definition of music you fuckwit
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>>52668206
to be accurate, he did just "press record" for DL. there's no processing or anything, he just chose the loop

if I choose a random 15 seconds of sound to record, that's the same thing.

music/not music, doesn't really make a difference.
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>>52667488
...and if people make sounds nobody enjoy, so it's not music.
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Construction work's 'noise is music, just terrible music. There clearly isn't a line that separates it from any symphony or arrangement.

One could argue planned, crafted, normative sounds is somehow a more appropriate definition of 'music', but it's rather hard to do so today when you have very distinct examples of the entire spectrum of 'normative' sounds.

>e.g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NMVzR5WvqM
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>>52667443
Music = organized sounds. If your outisde listening to the sounds of nature then it's just sound not music. If you are listening to an organized field recording IE. Arctic nature sounds volume 7 then that is music.
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