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

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:27:54 +0000
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On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 04:50:04PM +0200, Dmytro O. Redchuk wrote:
> Can't imagine how many issues they could fix instead of that waste of time...

That goes for *anything* we do for entertainment -- including
academic music / musicology / history / lilypond work / etc.

Any one of us could have devoted our lives to researching ways of
creating clean water, or researching how to reducing pollution
from energy sources (or making more energy-efficient appliances),
or simply volunteering to teach basic mathematics and literacy to
the illiterate (either in our own countries, or in other

I really, honestly, love Vocaloid ("that waste of time").  On an
objective level, it's allowed many people to create music.  On a
subjective level, listening (and watching) Vocaloid music has
brought me more pleasure than *any* academic music composition
(going back as far as the Rite of Spring, which may or may not be
considered to be "academic", but it was covered in my second-year
music theory course, so there).

- Graham

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