Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Somebody will ask those of us who compose with the aid of computers: 'So u make all these decisions for e computer or the electronic medium, but wouldn't u like to have a performer who makes certain other decisions?' Many composers don't mind collaborating with e performer with regards to decisions of tempo, or rhythm, or dynamics, or timbre, but ask them if they would allow e performer to make decisions with regard to pitch and e answer will be 'Pitches you don't change.' Some of us feel e same way in regard to e other musical aspects that are traditionally considered secondary, but which we consider fundamental. As for e future of electronic music, it seems quite obvious to me that its unique resources guarantee its use, because it has shifted e boundaries of music away from e limitations of e acoustical instrument, of e performer's coordinating capabilities, to e almost infinite limitations of e electronic instrument. The new limitations are the human ones of perception."