Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:59 AM
Well, he's claiming it's a global company so it needs to sound global. And yet he didn't aknowledge Hawaiian culture by including ukelele. Oh and there is no duduk or balalaika. Come on, Brian, you can do better!
"Modern, serious music has become embroiled in an intellectual discussion that has no place in music. Certainly, the great composer of the past were geniuses and used their intellect, but only to serve their emotions and guide their craft. Not to dictate to them what they should or shouldn't write" - Michael Kamen, 1995
“I think I’ll quote a famous line of Eric Clapton’s that he said on the street when someone asked him if it bothered him when people criticized him. He said, ‘No, other people’s opinions of me are none of my business.’ I don’t like some of the reviews that have been written about my symphony and about the work I did with Metallica and in fact about some of my film scores. But it’s not my business— the real truth is that people are walking up and down the street humming several of my tunes, and that gives me more pleasure than any review can. It’s not important for a reviewer to do anything other than express their opinion of someone’s work and if they like it to encourage them to do more and make it better. I think that concert halls are filled with theoretical music and some of it may be interesting and some of it may be valuable. But very little of it is memorable, and melody, I believe, is the core of music’s role in our lives.” - Michael Kamen, 2002