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There Is Something About Music, After All…

about music

No, for me, music belongs in the managed setting of the studio, away from the tyranny of performer, ensemble and audience convention and expectation. And although it’s deeply impertinent of me to even point out his name, I found that my thoughts have been following a few of the strains of travel articulated eloquently by Glenn Gould. The purpose is that, though I can’t probably declare to have seen the pandemic coming, I seem to have been making ready over many years for a world during which making music can’t depend on teams, venues, gigs and audiences. If you reside in a metropolis or region with a population of, say, one million, and if only zero.1% are interested in the music, nicely that’s a potential audience of a thousand. On the other hand if, like me, you lived most of your life the place individuals are numbered in a number … Read More

There Is Something About Music, After All…

about music

No, for me, music belongs in the managed setting of the studio, away from the tyranny of performer, ensemble and audience convention and expectation. And although it’s deeply impertinent of me to even point out his name, I found that my thoughts have been following a few of the strains of travel articulated eloquently by Glenn Gould. The purpose is that, though I can’t probably declare to have seen the pandemic coming, I seem to have been making ready over many years for a world during which making music can’t depend on teams, venues, gigs and audiences. If you reside in a metropolis or region with a population of, say, one million, and if only zero.1% are interested in the music, nicely that’s a potential audience of a thousand. On the other hand if, like me, you lived most of your life the place individuals are numbered in a number … Read More