to our page, ...amazing, yet
another year on the adventure........Well the CyberMusic thought
goes something like this
As the globe shrinks with
the help of the web, cultures and technology mix, merging music as
well. This union forms something new... The hope is that the WWW (Internet)
is nurturing a potentially new category of music. A universal, borderless
spirit & machine.
~ a timeless
music, a cybersound influenced by the past and the present and the
future of music. Mixing the new sounds created by the progress of
electronics, with traditional acoustic cultural sound. CyberMusic
would then combine the new sounds and electronic rhythms with the
global culture helped into existence by the web. The end result would
be the creation of new music, ("Earth
you wish), that creates a positive, enriching and uplifting newcultural
personal experience for the listener...... whew, got it all in on
one breath...Ya I know, sounds a little far out.
Just think, this is a new,
very wide-open area, just like the WWW mix itself. This is the beauty
of it. As you know, music is only one of the many catalyst in an age
of change. There must be freedom to develop and grow. What better
nursery than the web. It would be great if everyone would spin his
or her own interpretation. If everyone threw an idea into the bowl,
it would be wonderful to see what the web could create. In the end,
maybe a new category for Internet inspired music could emerge. Yes
I know labeling is a bummer but hey...the search engines need something
to look for. The responses so far range from "Fabulous" to, "you're
off your rocker". Let us know what you think.
CyberMusic, although cliché,
seems to be an obvious term to describe this www music global melt.
As a person who loves to see new words....It would be fun to see a
new unique term....Got any ideas?
A favorite quote of mine
by H.P. Newquist stated; "Cybermusic may actually be something that
hasn't been conceived of yet. The marriage of technology and music
may be as unpredictable now as rock and roll was at the turn of the
Or a different thought
by John W. Patterson of
or the World Wide Wait may not be 'creating a new music category'
but it IS allowing and fostering the health of a hidden horde of genres
whose spawn will gain strength through the nurturing of cyberspace."
here for full quote
is a interesting quote from a lecture by Guy E. Garnett
" Cybermusic in this case will encompass all kinds of technological
or technologically-assisted musical production, including such things
as computer-assisted composition (where one might actually use the
computer to help you in some way to compose a piece) and including
such things as computer-generated sounds."
We certainly hope none
of this comes across as pretentious, that is surely not our intention.
It is only an attempt to communicate an idea. Just trying to be a
small bit of positive energy. I know some of this might seem a little
far, but it's fun and healthy to stretch the mind a little. Our hope
is to create discussion on this topic to see what we as a global group
can come up with.
As for the "The
Earth Space Continuum"
CD, our attempt was to create a globally inspired piece. An interesting
comment by one of our patrons, when asked to describe our new CD,
was "An other worldly time trip". The CD has a numinous freeform spirit,
influenced by the balance of natural law. It is meant to create a
relaxed adventurous state of music listening.
If I may, let me quote
the late Raymond English description of natural law:"The natural law
cannot be understood except through the elements of poetry and imagination
in the soul." In China a similar concept would be [ Tao ]
which was seen as an invisible but real power that organizes all life
into balance...not a bad thought I must say.