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A particular interest of mine, and potentially a window on the mind. I tend to think about music in a visual or graphical way, but how does this work? It may seem quite intuitive, but what evidence is there concerning the process? Composers for film regularly face the same problem and solve it apparently with ease. What they do is clearly not entirely random, but what then, might it be?
This software probably presents itself to you, and you manipulate it, through a GUI or graphical user interface. This is itself an illusion created by the computer's operating system and the person or people who constructed the software. How do you think the image is then further 'interpreted' to create the sound or music? How much is actually created by you, and how much by the programmer? How does this compare to composing, improvising, or performing on an acoustic instrument?
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