The Akasha Synthesizer – Modular Sound Art
Music is considered to be a subjective realm of enjoyment, since most people will not agree on their music choices – and someone might absolutely detest the same song that you consider to be a gold classic. Every now and then we get to experience a song that truly brings joy to all listeners, but this is a rare occurrence and not standard by any means. If you think music has it bad, take a look at the art world. There are some artists who have created works of art by throwing a wet brush dipped in blue paint at a piece of canvas – yet there is someone out there who will over analyze it and call it a “masterpiece”.
If a DJ were to create a feedback loop by plugging his headphone jack into the line in port on his mixer, would we classify this as a brilliant piece of music? We would probably all agree that it is nothing but cacophonous noise that needs to be eradicated. This leads me to wonder: What happens when we bridge the fringes of both art and music? If it fails to succeed on the visual side, does it have a chance to be a worthy instrument of music creation?