I know this may make me seem like an ignorant little dork, but it's the truth, and I'm going to say it: I don't like modern music.
Of course there are a bunch of exceptions, but for the most part, give me those cinematic unoriginal diatonic melodies any old day of the week.
Is this bad? Does it make me sound like an uncultured idiot? Then again, can I change what is beautiful to me?
This statement really bothers me. Of course in any competition the winners will be subjective, subject to the style likings of the judges. Yes, you could add categories, but there could always be somebody to blame their loss on their unique style. There are other competitions in which cinematic style music doesn't stand much of a chance.Originally Posted by lgrohn
I don't want to insult anybody, as I know we have some talented composers of more modern music here on the forum. I'd really hate to see the composers of different styles compete with each other and be bitter because one style is more . . . uh . . . liked/accepted by the general public. However, nobody can force me to like their music, and I really don't like to hear them whine about it (the common argument being "you don't understand!" ).
There, I said it! Please don't hate me (or think less of me) . . . I had to get it out.