That’s the sort of thing that’s always interested me: things where you can’t quite figure out what you are hearing.Terry Riley
Pois Gervásio partia do princípio que o artista não se revelava pelas suas obras, mas sim, unicamente, pela sua personalidade. Queria dizer: ao escultor, no fundo, pouco importava a obra de um artista. Exigia-lhe porém que fosse interessante, genial, no seu aspecto físico, na sua maneira de ser - no seu modo exterior, numa palavra:tem muita piada esta ideia
- Porque isto, meu amigo, de se chamar artista, de se chamar homem de génio, a um patusco obeso como Balzac, corcovado, aborrecido, e que é vulgar na sua conversa, nas sua opiniões - não está certo; não é justo nem admissível.
We used to rely on word-of-mouth or expert critics to help us choose our purchases, be that a planned holiday or a movie rental. Today that’s all changed. A few mouse clicks and sites like Trip Advisor and Amazon offer us an abundance of reviews written by strangers. Yet, how they affect our judgements has been little researched. Now Brent Coker has conducted a pair of studies and his main finding suggests that we remain impressed after reading early positive reviews, even if negative reviews come later. It’s a finding that could help us be more objective when reading review pages, and it will surely also be of interest to marketeers and PR professionals hoping to give their products an advantage.
This Heat - 24 Track Loop - 1978 (via: Carlos Milhazes)
One of my favorite feelings in the world is: “I never heard nothing like this before”
It really makes me feel that thinking out of the box is a thing that actually happens to some people.
One aspect of contemporary music that I really loathe is the focus on perfection in recording. I generally see the processes that have been developed for creating records as promoting a premium on “correctness” and diminishing the emotional potency of the original performance…
…I think it’s very important for musicians to be willing to scrap their work for the sake of the integrity of their discography. So many artists treat their work with such high regard and I see that working against those artists. Just like the pursuit of improvement in recording quality and doing things the “correct” way. I always encourage people to develop their own recording process so they have more control over how their work is presented. Additionally, the quality of the recording is often as important as the content of the recording, and having a unique presentation of sound can be very compelling. So many people make serious mistakes by going into the studio as opposed to just digging deep into their own process and developing their own sound that is appropriate for their own work…
…I’m actually constantly alienating people in the noise community with my work as I move forward. Some of my choices have turned off harsh noise folks, drone folks, etc. I can’t be concerned with appealing to any particular micro-audience, and I hope that each of my major release loses a few listeners and gains more. If you’re not turning people off, you’re not progressing.