Last week at Liberty Place and the Kimmel Center were appearances of something called "Man vs. Machine"-- a performance of the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Spalding, together with Partiall Artificial Musicians. From what I saw of it, the result was horrendous. Memories of the recent movie "Untitled" flashed through my head.
The project is a typical intelligentsia attempt to revive a moribund art. The same thing occurs in literature. An art form isn't connecting with the public, so they move farther AWAY from that public while attempting to engage it. Inept cluelessness. The intellectual placed over humanity, emotion, and art.