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Re: Music can "accomplish"
I think that question should be "Why do musicians have to 'accomplish'
something?" Or, a question from ambient artists to their detractors
"Why does music need to 'do' something?"
Music just "is", sort of like sunlight. The sun isn't trying to
"make" plants grow, rather plants grow in the presence of sunlight
(among other things). Sometimes plants get too much sun, in which
case they wither and die.
How musicians (often believing themselves to be the creator of said
music) or the audience interpret the phenomena of music really has
more to do with the musician/audience than the music itself.
> From: Stephen Goodman [mailto:email@example.com]
> A realistic question for ambient artists: Why does music
> have to "accomplish" something?