« on: November 27, 2012, 06:35:04 AM »
Excellent Saul......the site looks and sounds great. I have most of your cd's but I look forward to having the option to download cd quality future releases!
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A lot of what I like to do comes out of the love of hearing what different combinations of timbres and textures sound like together. Not that I worship at the altar of Brian Eno, but I liked his description of part of his creative process as "playing with paints." It's that joy of experimenting and finding something unexpected and interesting that keeps me doing it.
So then... it's OK that Julio comes up to Robert and, intending to offer a compliment, asserts that Rainforest is a favorite... but it's not OK that Robert replies by asserting that he himself thinks he's done better work later on, and hopes that lower-profile work wont be ignored?
This is a fascinating topic. In academia the drift has been towards the audience, not the artist, and towards the autonomy of the artwork ... meaning the artwork once let loose (released in the case of music) is on its own, and has its own history within a community. The original artist is just another member of the audience for the work, and is not necessarily the most perceptive of its virtues or place in the genre. And later the artist dies, but the work continues on its way ... speaking anew to new audiences.