Excerpts from S. Massy's message of 2011-10-19 21:09:36 +0200:
The question is, what can you do except mimic each other? Where can you
go where no-one has gone before?
I think I heard an anecdote once that Mozart (or another big classical
composers) wondered about the same thing, yet a lot stuff happened
since. The only possible way to go is into experimental music, and even
there it's very hard to do something no-one has done before. The added
downside is that nearly no-one will want to listen to experimental
music (based on the principle of pop music, people like what's similar
to what they know and like). I think many people have run into this
problem and I believe that's where the (from my observation) increasing
trend of combining different kinds media comes from.
In at least the time I could observe them many musicians fell into two
categories: Those who are happy with playing music in the style of
popular musicians from years past (Classical era, Beatles era, Rock era)
and those who are happy to play in the popular style of the present
(Pop). I believe those who tried to find new grounds have always been a
minority, and it likely always was hard, for a variety of reasons.
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