Apple’s Last Chance – Technology, Invention, App, and More – Medium


“Lost or obscured are the big bands and the chamber ensembles and world music collectives. Lost are the cross-over hybrid masters whose work falls between genres. Lost are the young composers and instrumentalists who had the gall and the nerve to choose a path in sophisticated music in a post-MTV world. We’re missing music with movements and music of long durations with mingled ensembles. America doesn’t ignore this canon and its own musical heritage and ferment because it doesn’t like it. It doesn’t know it’s there.”

Source: Apple’s Last Chance – Technology, Invention, App, and More – Medium

Can I hug Craig Havighurts, please? Soooo darn spot on he is!!!

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International Jazz Day: What jazz improv reveals about creativity in the brain – CNN


Searching for the key to creativity, scientists are peering inside the brains of jazz musicians and other improvisational artists.

Source: International Jazz Day: What jazz improv reveals about creativity in the brain – CNN

The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think


Starving artists have been affected by more than just piracy and streaming royalties

Source: The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think

I’m sharing this as a reminder to audiences far and wide and to tell you via Mr. Cravighurt’s brilliant analysis that the ball is in your half of the court now and that it is largely up to audiences to define where music – sophisticated, real hand made and created by humans as opposed to artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms like e.g. AIVA – is headed and whether it can have a future – or not.

Konzerte im Kopf: Livemusik bringt Hirne in Gleichtakt – Spektrum der Wissenschaft


Echte Musik macht etwas mit dem Gehirn – umso mehr, wenn sie auch noch live ist

Source: Konzerte im Kopf: Livemusik bringt Hirne in Gleichtakt – Spektrum der Wissenschaft

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The nutshell of this in English: Brain waves of concert audiences syncronize. In other words: Their brains all follow one unanimous “beat”…

Künstliche Intelligenz: KI will rock you | ZEIT ONLINE


Ein Beatles-Song auf Knopfdruck? Kein Problem. Hip-Hop-Beats in Sekunden? Bitte sehr. Künstliche Intelligenz wird kreativ – und könnte die Musikbranche verändern.

Source: Künstliche Intelligenz: KI will rock you | ZEIT ONLINE

Autsch! Musiker und Komponisten werden von Künstlicher Intelligenz verdrängt… (Wer so richtig geschockt werden will, hört sich die Ergebnisse dieser Kompositions-KI an, deren Kompositionen hier von einem richtigen Orchester gespielt werden….AIVA)
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Ouch! Musicians and composers are being pushed to the sidelines by artificial intelligence….(If you’re bold and really want your mind blown to kingdom come, you listen to the results of this composing-AI, whose compositions are being performed by a real orchestra: AIVA