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Conceptual Music by Mind Map: Conceptual Music
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Conceptual Music

What happens or is going to happen affects what else happens

What happens first affects what will happen next

What is planned to happen or is inevitable that it is going to happen affects what will happen before that final thing happens.

The notes themselves don't actually matter, exactly - what matters is what happens before or after those notes, which determines what note will "fit nicely into the grand scheme of things".

I do not practice

I am not a performer of pre-written music. I am a composing performer. The rules are completely different. I simply require a solid conceptual framework around which I make music happen.

I have a conceptual framework

Music consists of:

Sounds going up

Sounds going down

Sounds staying the same

Sounds disappearing

Sounds appearing again

Sounds getting louder

Sounds getting softer

Sounds being dissonant

Sounds being consonant

Sounds being heard alone

Sounds being heard with other sounds

If other sounds, sounds moving away from each other

If other sounds, sounds moving toward each other.

If other sounds, sounds remaining static in their relationship to each other.

Sounds moving fast

Sounds moving slowly

Sounds not moving (droning)

Unpleasant sounds are:



Never resolve

"Make no sense"

Deliberately aggravating

Pleasant sounds are:




Fun and exciting

Have tensions that resolve themselves

"Make sense"

Deliberately delightful

Sounds/Instruments Themselves Suggest Certain Types of Musics

Their suggestions can be felt

Those felt suggestions can inspire how the composition carries itself forward.

Live Composition is a form of High Risk Conceptual Art

It could suck

It might be great

It might be mediocre

I might push beyond my skill level to realize what is in my head.

It might pull out an "Alexander Technique" level of amazingness producing skill levels beyond my typical abilities.

It is worthwhile in the name of Fine Art to do this if only as a piece of conceptual artwork.

I have challenges

The Melody Challenge Space Music Deluxe Dissonance Without Being Ugly Scary Spaces With Melodies Scary Spaces Without Melodies One-Note-Wonders Sync Doesn't Matter Online Jam Sync Does Matter - A Multi-tracking Exercise SATB - Voices Pieced Together Completely Random - Composing As Inspired By Sounds Incompletely Random - Composing Variations On A Theme As Inspired By Sounds