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> quite sophisticated "for Boise," but I've learned in putting together
> this event that Boise is no more or less progressive in terms of folks
> playing experimental, avant-garde, or free improv music than any other
> place, relative to the population...that would be a comment in light
> of per capita stats. There a lot of folks coming out of the woodwork
> playing music I never thought existed here. I just needed to provide a
> major venue to bring them together.
This is so true. When first starting our series/festival in Ventura, CA
in the late 80s, I was quite surprised to see the people also "coming
out of the woodwork" to both perform and listen (That is how I met Ted
Killian). Another friend in Bakersfield, CA (known for oilfields and
agriculture) started running a series a few years ago....and people
come out to hear and participate. Performers and audience are out
there, it is just a matter of connecting...and it sounds like you've
done it in Boise. Very cool. I think this is so important, for the
evolution of culture, to get rid of the myth that art can only be done
on a high level in the "big cities" Such as NYC, LA, and SF. It can be
The Loopers-Delight list seems to have many members who prove this
Is this OT now...? My apologies...
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