Ethnomusicologist Lysloff Responds: Finding Skillfull 8-bit Music
It seems I may have misunderstood the comments of at least one of the experts quoted in's recent story on 8-bit music. (See my original comments and ensuing discussion.) Ethnomusicologist Rene T.A. Lysloff, faculty at the University of California Riverside and author of Music and Technoculture, writes in response; here's his letter in its entirety which, aside from being thoughtful and well-reasoned, offers some ideas for where to find really good 8-bit music:

To the editors, my name is Rene T.A. Lysloff and I am the ethnomusicologist quoted in the article on 8-bit composition.

I want to clarify a couple of points regarding the quoted passages of my comments found in a recent article. [Follow the link for the full letter....]