“The complexity of the pitch transition — chords and melodies — is simplified over the years. Right now music is full of …simple transitions. In the Fifties, new chords were tried and we were more experimental.”
“It is less an artistic expression and more a commercial product. Old music was more expressive, more experimental,” says researcher Martin Haro, a PhD student from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Haro tells The Times UK, “I think music today has to sell, you have to catch people’s attention — and you have to be louder.”
“It has to be prepared for playing in the discotheque,” Haro says.