Monday, March 06, 2006

The Music Itself

Musings on music from an old sketchbook (around Novemeber 2005?):

What kind of music are people looking for? Jazz musicians will tell you that people want "genuinely deep, soulful, complex and beautiful music." Classical aficionados might talk about stories behind the music. Pop labels might say it's about "beautiful people making danceable cookie cutter songs". Others still... "real characters with an interesting story" (foreign groups, odd subcultures playing fusion...). Maybe we're all doing the same thing: romanticizing something associated with the music instead of just listening to the music itself?

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