Posts Tagged ‘Avant Music News’

Mike Borella: Musicianship is obsolete

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Sheer musical ability is one of the traits that die-hard prog fans often lord over other genres: for many, a defining element of prog is consummate musicianship. These prog fans in particular, then, will find Mike Borella’s latest opinion piece at Avant Music News rather, er, provocative, as he makes the case that musicianship is becoming obsolete in the face of advancing technology. I’m not sure this is entirely true, it seems to me that it’s more a case of the definitions and parameters of musical talent changing than said talent becoming irrelevant. Still, a very interesting little essay on a topic that’s well-worn in some circles (say, EAI) but definitely not in prog or even rock circles more generally.

Check out Mike Borella’s Avant Music News

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

I recently found out that Mike Borella is running a news blog by the name of Avant Music News. The name pretty much speaks for itself. He tracks all kinds of avant-prog, rock, and jazz there, and it’s good reading. He’s been doing it for a while now (over a year, almost two in some form or another), not sure why I hadn’t known about it before. In any case, I’ve got it bookmarked, and if you like this kind of stuff you should too.