Saturday, April 2, 2011

This weeks nmb

 I think it might be more interesting to mention what I did not comment on--anyway My puff piece comment drew a personal note from a composer--who I don't think gets what it takes to write something like that.  In addition the criticism was meant as a compliment because of the fallacy, sold out Schoenberg performances aside, that angst is what scares audiences away.  But my main point with this stuff is that since in America cultural significance only comes with money and popular success some folks are proposing that composers emulate David Bowie.  Songs, not compositions.   Theater and art not sound. Of course lots of editorial.

just a thought..
By philmusic
These folks are creating a music whose tropes are not usually associated with "classical" music. So even if there is no claim of rebellion, a case can be made that there is a strong declaration.

Phil Fried's page for old fogies

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 3:34:13 AM

general confusion
By philmusic
Most folks do judge books by their covers. A short trip to any school will also show that folks who dress alike will hang out together It's also a good bet that they listen to the exact same music.

Is it any different as adults?

In most circumstances its not hard to identify the artists in a room because they want to be identified as artists. On the other hand there is a difference between being a fashion model and being a fashion leader--or is there?

Just ask Eric WHITACRE

Phil Fried

Phil's superfecial page

Monday, March 28, 2011, 7:32:01 PM


Why complain about a puff piece?
By philmusic
I agree that composers must have freedom to create their works. It also follows that the listener must have the freedom to create their own perceptions about said works.

Past the initial moment it is impossible for a composer to control how their work is perceived.

Phil's Puff Page

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6:16:51 PM


No comments:

Post a Comment