Silence is Golden

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It's all been a quiet on the blogging front in the last month, and, for this, I apologise. It's because it's been busy busy busy here! I've been working on developing the upcoming shows Beyond the Front Line and They Only Come At Night trilogy with Slung Low, and scoring and sound designing a gorgeous short film …

Is Film Music Art or Just Low-Brow Commercial Fluff?

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Is any music that is created for a purpose, other than that of it's own existence, art? Is film music art, or theatre music, or advert music, or music that appears on a CD-Rom presentation, or accompanying a website promo film, or music on a trailer? Even if the music's primary purpose is purely commercial - to sell that product or promote another - does that preclude its intrinsic value as art?