A Farewell to the Millenium of Scores?
On Oct 15, 2013 Sandeep Bhagwati will give the keynote address at the symposion “Rencontres du jazz et de la musique contemporaine” (Jazz and Contemporary Music – Meeting Points”) at the University of Toulouse, France. In it, he will ask, amongst other questions: Are we finally leaving the eurological millenium of score-based music ? Where can we go from here ? Do musical genre distinctions such as “jazz and contemporary music” still make any sense when computers can compose complex music in real time ? What precious insights into the inner workings of music making did the scores of yore afford us – and how can we use them to create deeply moving comprovisations?