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I listened to a couple of the sound clips and I have to be devil's advocate.

Sounded good to me and appropriate within an academic context. At least it is something more refreshing and adventurous than a lot of stuff that seems to be taught in performance programmes - same old bebop from 70 years ago.

I'm not sure what else academic composition programmes are supposed to do if it isn't avant grade and experimental. It is academia after all. I make a decent living as a composer, but as a commercial composer these days. I did teach commercial composition in university for a while, but in the end I believe it is better to just do it in the real world and leave academia to do research. Most of my colleagues and competitors in the field are not academic.
 

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Art is subjective...........
Exactly. I think if you come from the perspective of calling it "hooey" then asking how to understand,maybe understanding is not going to happen.

Perhaps an open mind is the best road to understanding. But maybe understanding is not as important as either appreciating or enjoying.
 
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