Friday, June 3, 2011

I lose my cool --so what

So its like this; what passes for conversation is merely presenting position papers. Open mind? Not on your life!

oh well..
By philmusic
I find it interesting that you and Mr. Little focus only on the intentionality of composition rather than the more prosaic politics of getting a performance.

I believe that you Colin don't believe that there are compositional teams that enforce orthodoxy--that is; excluding members by compositions style alone. I do. You know, those new music groups who up front will tell you (or not) that they won't perform serial, or "difficult" music--yet make the political calculus to perform "Important" composers like Babbitt and Carter etc.

Phil's Political page

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 3:06:39 PM

If I wasn't clear
By philmusic
In that case I must strongly agree with Dennis. (It seems that there are also stylistic teams by "ideas" as well). On the other hand if everything in music is political then the politics of music just might be irrelevant.

How this might explain my political protest music, that stood on the barricade, or my use of style as satire is unclear.

My problem with the art Mr. Little describes is that there is no professional risk involved. No one goes out on a limb. Rather similar sentiments are a team requirement. not a choice.

Phil Fried

Phil's Song of the Communards, and no I wasn't there.

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 5:16:09 PM

oh my my
By philmusic
"..My decision not to share that music might be politically motivated, of course..."

Or not.

Or perhaps it's some else's political decision not to perform it.

One might ask why the book report and why this book is gospel? Then ask why your book report is apparently unfiltered by your own opinion. Perhaps you don't think you have the right to one but I can hardly believe that. Are you reduced to merely transferring the opinions and ideas of those who write books and you learned in school to those who haven't?

I would rather have my own ideas and be wrong.

Phil Fried

Phil's misinformed page

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 10:21:56 PM

not quite, but there is a popular notion to that effect..
By philmusic
"..I would rather have my own ideas and be wrong..."

"That says it all, really."

Are you certain?

Phil Fried

Phil's down for the count page

Monday, May 30, 2011, 2:24:24 PM

 Here the issue comes down to this--the less ownership you have of your talent the easier it is to sell yourself--advantage the ambitious mediocrities.  No one rose to my bait!!

well ok
By philmusic
If your trying to say that talent is a drawback in our profession I agree with you.

Phil Fried

Phil's I'd throw my grandmother under a bus for success page

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 1:43:04 PM

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