Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin
Nigunim (Violin Sonata No. 3)
Suite No. 2 for Solo Violin (Music Accord Commission)
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Kreutzer
Although I greatly enjoyed the Beethoven and Bach, the two contemporary pieces sounded like trash. I could not hear a single bit of melody, grace, or inspiration. The composers merely tried to appear unique by introducing various ugly avant-garde techniques such as pressing the bow excessively hard to create a "sqeaking" sound or slamming the fingers onto the soundbox to make some percussion noises. Is this music?
1. a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity
b : vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony
Now we know what music is, we can confidently say that contemporary music isn't music. In both art and music, things went from bad to worse in the early to mid 20th century. We had composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev whose music was not very harmonious, but the melody and intention was still recognizable and palatable. Then, a musical vacuum came into existence; nothing good musically has been produced ever since. Similarly in art, we had stupid assholes create bullshit. Why is "Fountain" a piece of art? Its trash; it takes no skill to create such a work.
Hey asshole, you call this art?
And Jackson Pollock; what the fuck? I might as well piss on a paper and sell it for a million dollars.
So the conclusion of this blog is fuck you. I payed 60 dollars to listen to a concert yesterday and wasted half of the money. Its because of people like you who think you are so nouveau and hip by pretending to see some meaning in modern art that is created merely out of a lack of inspiration and a lack of talent. If you guys could get your heads out of your asses and tell these people that their work is shit, to their face, they might try and create something worth looking at or worth listening to.