Composers Forum is a daily web log that allows invited contemporary composers to share their thoughts and ideas on any topic that interests them--from the ethereal, like how new music gets created, music history, theory, performance, other composers, alive or dead, to the mundane, like getting works played and recorded and the joys of teaching. If you're a professional composer and would like to participate, send us an e-mail.
from a Forum in the September 2006 issue of Harper's, on whether or not video games can be used to teach (creative) writing skills:
"Everyone in the overdeveloped world will have the tools they need to create this amazing stuff, whether it be blogs or films or [video] games. None of it will rise to the peaks that we associate with names like Joyce or Proust, but a great deal of it will be fantastic. And there will be so much of it that it will inevitably divide into niches, into small groups devoted to the art they are making. In a way it's the fullfillment of an ancient dream. Everyone can have a creative life and a meaningful dialogue with the culture. Everyone will be an artist, but the price is that no one will be a great artist. There will no longer be a place for such a being."
-Thomas de Zengotita
posted by Corey Dargel