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Re: What public is attracted by a Y2

I like that!

On Dec 22, 2009, at 11:03 AM, Matt Davignon wrote:

> This is something that's discussed in depth in my local experimental
> music community.
> As much as they may like the actual music, it's very hard to get
> people to go to a concert or listen to a cd if the music is described
> as "cutting edge", "adventurous", or even "new". A more successful
> tactic may be to draw similarities to music they already like.
> I can think of 2 possible reasons for this. Not sure which is more  
> true.
> 1) I think human brains have an aversion to "too much information" or
> "unknown quantities". If I were to ask an average person, "Would you
> rather go to McDonalds, or to someplace where the rules of physics
> don't apply," most folks would choose McDonald's.
> 2) As someone who listens to a lot of "out there" music, I find that
> the more people claim their music is "bizarre" or "like something
> you've never heard before", the more sophomoric and predictable the
> music seems to be. I find the best weird music is from people who've
> been doing it long enough that they don't find it weird.
> -- 
> Matt Davignon
> www.ribosomemusic.com
> Rigs! www.youtube.com/user/ribosomematt