By using digital composing tools, the process of making art becomes more like molding clay. The old school composer rarely had this power. Performance thus escapes its previously permanent status as the historic hostage to the 'trained' performer or orchestral group who, ostensibly, are 'masters of time'. The fleeting insubstantiality of music is transformed.
- The composer may mold this particular substance with his instant, interactive responses to the sensitivity of his own eye and ear.