Bad Blog of Musick

July 27, 2023

Dealing with Demons

An article about things that many of us deal with as musicians but that are rarely talked about…
June 19, 2023

My Generation

“I used to think that people who write „modern“ music are also modern and open-minded. But many suddenly perform astonishing U-turns, start defending Putin and Trump or warn of Germany […]
June 12, 2023

Open Letter to Teodor Currentzis

To remain silent about this war is a kick in the face of Shostakovich, Mr. Currentzis. To remain silent on this war is like pissing on Britten’s grave.
May 29, 2023

The Beatles: Get Back

“Now the spouses of the band are constantly present at the rehearsals, children are crawling over keyboards and drums, new people keep appearing who are mostly just annoying, and the […]
May 23, 2023

Is New Music Too Simple?

“This creates the paradoxical situation that something intellectually very ambitious like Boulez’s piece has to fail at the very simple level of linguistic decoding by, for example, lay people. It […]
May 22, 2023

Ist Neue Musik zu simpel?

“Wie wir wissen, sind die musikalischen Methoden von Boulez sehr wohl komplex, die tatsächlich klingende Oberfläche des Stücks ist aber unglaublich simpel, selbst im Vergleich zu einem einfachen Kinderlied wie […]
May 7, 2023

Competition with the (music) machine (2)

“Just as there are algorithms now that can recognize text generated by ChatGPT, there will be algorithms that will scan scores for computer assistance.”
April 17, 2023

Competition with the (music) machine (1)

“When the music mass market is going to be mostly AI-generated, clients will continue to afford human composers as a kind of ‘luxury’. They might brag by name, like the […]