Huey Kerns
Huey Kerns

Going Nostalgic

April 29, 2021
My own world
My own world

Music and new music

When the music is generated without human intervention

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Music becoming almost completely electronic

Technological advances are currently reshaping most aspects in life and in that there is that of music too, by opening up thrilling new possibilities through electronics. Hardware, electronics, vocals, dancing, computer processing and distortion of all kinds, and shapeshifting vaporware projections all makeup electronic music vastly being considered as just standard modern music. Musicians no longer need instruments or creativity in order to create good music.

Human contribution minimized to make music

The music is dished out by a whole lot of technology and software that’s there available for any kid to download and use from the internet. The new technology serves as both a conduit and the content that is delivered, and it can be difficult to distinguish between hardware and humans, not exactly knowing when one medium overtakes the other. Both machine and human contributions to music are inextricably linked the line becomes very thin to differentiate with the human contribution often even ignored or overlooked upon. That is the essence of Electronic music for the layman or older generation music lovers to understand.

The new audience

The audience for the music being open to radical shifts maybe even open to the trend and time when music could be completely produced without any human intervention at all. Think about the day when your 5-year-old can open his laptop and speak out his mood of the moment and bang comes out his own composition of music suiting his taste and mind frame at the time. To take it further he could post on his youtube channel, share on his social media and build a fan base all without having to worry about any music at all and probably not even his sense of music.

The Trance that came to stay

The classic, purist vision of club DJ culture can be regarded as the wake of the trend in the music. The activity on the dance floor was the main subject of the room; rather than appealing to the listener, as a rock band might, the DJ interacted with the crowd. And the crowd needed to be shaking in the rhythmic wave, which they could not be for the strumming of the guitar or the beats of the drums. With the emergence of powerhouse DJs in the 1990s and 2000s, who focused on the sheer spectacle of electronics and the music progressing to more acute levels, and the trance it transported the audience to, it became the standard game of the music to get the audience to raise and wave their hands in a wave-like motion looking towards the origin of the music, the DJ Console. That moment where the DJ is made god with his powers further enhanced as he controls other electronic equipment that diffuse smoke and set on the blinding lights taking the audience to hypnotic levels. Trance music came to remain and never left and now the electronics in it has completely overtaken all the human elements in music.

When Artificial Intelligence will be music

Artificial Intelligence will rule the music scene in the future and it will be capable of producing real time music based on your listening history and taste. It sounds too good but will it ever be the same when you know the music is as lifeless as the robot which created it. No one will ever be able to say if a piece of music is good or bad as It will be left for the perception of it by the listener. If you think you heard a good song and you tell the AI that you want to listen to a better song then instantaneous it will be able to generate that better music for you based on your perception and taste as judged by the AI. So literally there can never be that best song ever. Then there will be Elon Musks Neuralink which will feed music directly to your brain through brain chips, when ever you need it.

What have we missed

Though the generation in question may not know the difference there will remain a gap for music that is manually and painfully created with the talent of a musician. The musical instruments holding no relevance to the creation of music, there might even come a day when it will remain to be seen only in museums. The sense of joy a singer gets out of the rendition of a song will be hard to explain to a generation who probably do not understand the point of an attempt to sing a song. While this could be a speculation for the year 2050, let us just hope it does not come any bit sooner.