« on: September 26, 2010, 02:42:46 PM »
Listening to dream tracker. Bring back the "didg" Steve! Haven't heard it in the into in years!
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I think it's mostly a sign of the times. We may not forget that we're not getting younger and it seems the the next generations of music lovers are quite different from our generation. I do see this happening to my own and other gigs throughout Europe. Quite unpredictable as with my recent Microphonics tour throughout Europe I played before audiences of 120 people or just even 4 people. Nevertheless on both occassions they were impressive and very respectful. I just don't mind playing for a gathering of 100 people or 4, I can't take it for granted that I do these concerts and that I'm able to share my passion with others. I just love the fact of playing intimate and very small-scaled concerts more and more. It's a fact that our kind of music nowadays gets more and more 'underground' than even before in our high days of electronic music scene of the 80's and 90's.
Of course there's a huge difference between Robert and myself, I think Robert still tries to live from his music while I have a 9 to 5 dayjob, which gives me, apart from the frustration now & then, the extreme freedom to do whatever I want with my music - whether it's commercially accepted or not.
I'm sure the decreasing interest in our music scene must put a lot of pressure on Robert's shoulders.
For those who are interested in reading the blog on my Microphonics tour, about the hi and lows, the seedy venues and promoters, the respectful audiences and the satisfaction of playing your music before audiences : www.dirkserries.com
Steve Roach is set to release a double live of his performance at Grace Cathedral. I'm feeling bittersweet about it, as I really want to hear this performance, but I am kicking myself for not having attended. I lived in SF for five years, and the hill and the cathedral were favorite spots to visit on bike rides. I imagine it was an awe inspiring show in that environment. I blew it off cause I didn't want to spend time money to travel back down to California, and am now feeling like I missed out on a rare chance. Anyone see this show?
Last call for Immersion Festival. Ok, I was interviewed about the show, you can read the interveiw here: http://www.lbpost.com/sander/6924
Wow! What a lineup and what a price!
All right, accuse me of being a fanboy. I couldn't resist, I ordered the box set. Steve Roach is clever in this current approach. I am thinking he should just start a subscription service and send out the albums on that basis. I am continually interested in what he is doing musically. It most definitely is like a painting, has that immediate power, but also is something you want to listen to months or years down the road.
I am curious to see how quickly the 500 boxes sell out. How much music does an ambient master at the top of his game sell these days?
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