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RE: Musicianship, live technique, etc...
>It's interesting to contrast these views as they relate to music and how
>they relate to painting or drawing. I think if you brought up the subject
>of audience's importance to most painters they would give you a long
>questioning look, right after they finished laughing. Potential audience
>receptivity is a problem for commercial artists, not "fine" artists. I'm
>pretty much on the fence, myself.
The problem is that there are artists with talent and artists without. And
often artists without talent will hide behind the statement of "it's art".
What I meant in my original statement is that, whilst you don't necessarily
need to play _at_ an audience, if you expect to play to an audience (more
than once!) it helps if they actually like it, rather than the performer
hiding behind hyperbole of how it's an expression of an artist's inner
>I figure if I don't like what I'm doing,
>nobody else will, either (although I've been proven wrong on that
I think Allan Holdsworth regularly disproves that one! :)
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