Re: Re : (junk yard dog in) hidden place


Subject: Re: Re : (junk yard dog in) hidden place
From: Richard Wentk (richard@skydancer.com)
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 12:25:19 EDT


At 16:13 14/09/2005, you wrote:
>But for the people doing it, it is "new" and "experimental" ... no??=

Isn't that a parochial point of view given how easy it is to find out what
other people are doing?

I think the ubiquity of information is one of the things that makes the
current scene historically unique. So I don't think it's an reasonable
expectation of anyone who wants to pursue an art music career that they
should be as fluent in, or at least familiar with, as many different styles
and genres as possible, whether those styles are academically approved or not.

As for people who are experimenting - sure, they're welcome to experiment,
but it's up to audiences to decide whether or not what they're doing is
worth their time.

Richard



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