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Re: Great speech video on "Sound"

At 11:20 PM +0100 10/24/10, Mark Showalter wrote:
>>  A related thought:
>>  At the SC live looping festival last week Singapore musician Randolf
>>  Arriola reminded us in a discussion about the three aspects that are
>>  evident in public performance: entertainment value, musical value and
>>  art value. The understatement in that discussion was that many live
>>  looping artist focus mainly on music and art factors when putting on a
>>  show.
>Do all Live Loopers agree with this statement? Or rather understatement?

To a great extent.  However, as always, the devil is in the details: 
define your terminology.

We're already hip-deep into another discussion on the definition of 
Art and its value.  (Not the first, and I'm sure it won't be the 

Musical Value may be close enough -- in this case -- to overlap with 
Art.  The difference may be subtle.  Dunno; gonna have to consider 
that one....

But keep in mind that Entertainment Value is not an absolute either. 
It is completely relative to the audience.  Compare somebody sitting 
quietly watching a symphony performance with another individual 
moshing his brains out at a hardcore show.  Both have vastly 
different expectations for the performance.  Is one more 
"entertained" than the other?

"I want to keep you alive so there is always the possibility of 
murder... later"