Re: eh, pancho

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Posted by Lilly from ? ( on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 4:09PM :

In Reply to: Re: eh, pancho posted by panch from ( on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 7:56AM :

no, not really... I can't figure out how to make it better... still working on it...

Redefining the musician: not always mere messenger or storyteller, conveying personal thoughts & feelings from strictly the musician's standpoint, but someone who is often forced to tell the audience what it wants to hear or to reflect some aspect of the audience. Someone who feeds on perception & then works with it, despite the desire that the music stem only from oneself, the musician. To state the obvious, live music can be an incredibly interactive process.

Some musicians perceive a feeling from a crowd, or from certain individuals who stand out for one reason or another, & throw this feeling back at the audience. Sometimes, when among a crowd of cannibals, it feels as if nothing is left in the end but one's skeleton, it's so painful, physically, & draining, spiritually. You want it to be over, for silence to keep the order while you salvage yourself from the greedy grasping minds of your audience. While other times, it can be incredibly invigorating, & even the silence after the sound ceases is warm, alive, & appropriate. I used to love to watch the audience dance or sit still, barely breathing, in unanticipated concentration... & then I used to hate the cold, calculating judgement of some of the persons who sat in on auditions or recitals. These feelings, with perception being their source, were always reflected in what was created.

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