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Re: "Creative Music" ???

R. Wiley Evans (wiley@mnm.org)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 11:26:32 -0800

This is a thought provoking thread.

I would like to add into this discussion a couple of observations that I have
noticed. One is that a composer must _discribe_ his/her music and then the
_labeling_ is left to the critics and audience IF they choose to do so. It is
very difficult (and most of the time not worth the effort) for a composer to
label her/himself, because a label comes from objectivity and time. analogy: it
is hard to put a label the outside of a can from the inside. I find myself
using words many like experimental, and expressional, translational, and free
or structured improv when discribing a pieces of mine. but I don't use them as
labels but more as discriptors.

Wiley