j--On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Matt Davignon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I don't see your response here. Did you type anything?
On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Jim Goodin <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 12/22/09, Matt Davignon <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
>> Rigs! www.youtube.com/user/ribosomematt
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