“Music is music”. This is what Alban Berg responded to George Gershwin in Paris during the spring of 1928, as to why there was no distinction between what we consider “educated” music and “popular” music. Francesco Tristano has endorsed this quote over the last decade with his work; combining piano and synthesizer, between the scores of Johann Sebastian Bach – and also Frescobaldi, Berio,Buxtehude, Stravinsky, and Gershwin, among others – and the latest production and sequencing tools. The differences between a piano recital - or a classical score - and a technot rack are very noticeable, however, whether it is written on paper, uploaded to a computer or improvised live; music is music regardless of its style; electronic or baroque, dance or avant-garde.
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