i understand why “art music” exists. i understand absurdity, dadism, the need for a composer to express himself. i understand the contributions that esoteric music has made to the mainstream, and i have composed my share of avant garde pieces to explore this facet of musical creation.
but when i listen to your five minute atonal composition consisting of a grand total of seven different sounds, don't tell me that the reason i don't like it is because
i don’t get you
if it’s not hard, then it’s not art. if you didn’t slave over it, then it’s just a byproduct of your quest for musical expression
but fortunately for you,
THAT doesn't mean SHIT