The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18331   Message #185374
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
26-Feb-00 - 04:48 PM
Thread Name: Is there a future for traditional music
Subject: RE: Is there a future for traditional music
Steve Roberson's comment about the high "noise level of current society" got me thinking. The obvious responses would be two very different ones: 1) The attempt to distinguish music from this ambient buzz by exceeding it, ie heavy metal, industrial strength rock. 2) The attempt to escape it by drawing inward to a quieter and more tranquil environment, ie folk and acoustic musics. With the ever increasing volume level of daily life, choice number 1 may lose it's attraction through a lack of differentiation. It seems to me Choice 2 will become ever more attractive.