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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
>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
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