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Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music

From: Marc Mouries
Subject: Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:30:34 -0400
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On 3/17/2011 10:57 AM, David Kastrup wrote:
Marc Mouries<address@hidden>  writes:

This is intellectually interesting but the question is not "who
deserves to create good music?" but rather "who wants to listen to
music made by someone that does not practice?" and who wants to listen
to music played by a computer? Sure many times, nowadays, the
rendition of a computer playing is quite good but who cares? Art
conveys emotions which are the one thing that make us human and thus
should be played by human.
Uh, you never heard of the concept of an "actor" or "play", I suppose?
Emotions don't need to exist at the sender's side in order to be
conveyed to a receiver.
yep but it's much easier to believe a person acting or playing than a robot. If i see a robot or computer playing and it's nice, you will think "nice programming" but i don't think it can bring tears or joy.

And anyway, for most of the music I hear, I am more interested in the
emotions of the composer rather than the performer.

There is hardly something more aggravating than a romanticizing
performer distracting from good Bach, for example.

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