I think the difference between programming music and playing music is that; programming music is almost completely dependant on the programmers taste in music, whereas playing an instrument is also dependant on taste in music but almost as dependant upon the mechanical skill in which music can be produced. This is why manually played instruments will never lose popularity. Even though they by themselves are severely limited in the frequencies and harmonics they can produce, the degree of improvisation allowed is incomparable. The instrument player?s mouth and hands serve as direct outlets of emotions and thoughts providing a less refined but closer connection between the listener and the composer. Though as manual instruments have their strengths so does programming music. You are allowed an immense range of possibilities with programming, working with sounds that a plucking, striking or blowing motion simply could not reproduce. This alienation of sound from reality allows for more dreamy and profound music, music that reaches beyond the scope of our everyday imaginations.
I hope with this in mind you will allow me 30 minutes of your life and listen to my first attempts at breaking away from the world of manual instruments and into a new area of music fore me and I also hope that you will help me on my journey in any way you can.