Re: On Harvest Moon


Subject: Re: On Harvest Moon
From: Rob Godman (r.godman@herts.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Sep 27 2005 - 08:42:22 EDT


On 27 Sep 2005, at 13:32, Ned Bouhalassa wrote:

> Rob,
>
> The thing that I'm really pushing for is not an increased visibility
> with the general public. I'm not decrying the fact that we're not more
> popular. I'm not even thinking in terms of a large audience made up of
> people from other artistic disciplines. I'm too old for those dreams
> ;-)
Likewise! However, EA does get larger audiences in different
environments and possibly hiding under a different name (I suspect I'm
paraphrasing something similar you stated in your session).

> ... I'm bemoaning the lack of interest/motivation from EA STUDENTS!

Yeap, totally agree. Certainly, the students I spoke to at Concordia
were very informed and interested in what they were witnessing.
However, I didn't speak to too many of them! Everyone should be aware
that this isn't just a Concordia issue! In any institution that I've
performed in or visited, this has been an issue.

Hey, hang on a minute, I've just worked it out - it's me!

Cheers

Rob

>
> Ned
>
> On 27-Sep-05, at 7:42 AM, Rob Godman wrote:
>
>> Would I have preferred more people at the Wednesday concert for my
>> piece - sure, but from my experience I know that this type of
>> listening environment won't attract as large audience numbers as an
>> installation in a public space. So, we have elitist events? Should
>> we worry about making this music more 'popular'? I suspect we need
>> to look at other avenues. More accessible, yes. Access to this art
>> is a huge issue.
>
> ___ Ned Bouhalassa ___
> > > http://nedfx.com < <
> ::::: ned@nedfx.com ::::
>
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