Hey! Me too!Originally Posted by Jonny Lost
(Perhaps I should introduce myself ...)
I'm Emily. I'm currently a composition student at Grand Valley State University (it's in Michigan), and will be going into my Junior year next fall.
Back to the subject at hand. A few people have touched on the style of 21st century music, but I think I'll elaborate on that a little. Many times, I've heard the progression of eras in music history being compared to the swinging of a pendulum from one extreme of order and clarity to the other extreme of emotion and sentiment. I'm of the opinion that we're swinging back to emotionalism here in the 21st century, having just come out of the very well ordered 20th century.
This is, of course, a very sweeping (ha, pun!) generalization, and I realize that it does not apply to all modern music (or even to all music of the 20th century, to be sure), but I think it has some merit.