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Re: Great Quote about Looping by Brian Eno
> Andy Butler said:
>> "My take is that there's vastly more people who want to be *seen*
>> as creative artists than really care about the art itself.
>> I've always thought that any true creative motivation will
>> exist without acceptance being an issue. (and if, as it's said, it
>> does take 10,000 hours to get good
>> at something, then there has to be a lot of hard work with
>> no recognition somewhere along the way) "
Rainer Straschill wrote:
> Back to your statement: while caring about the art itself is vital
> (unless you're trying to make it big in the pop world, of course), some
> sort of audience feedback seems helpful to me, too. Not that I get that
> much of it; to take my ongoing internet streaming concert, I think I
> maxed out once at a dozen viewers or so (not counting the VSV), with
> typically two or three, and I had also performed in front of a virtual
> empty house. Does that make my art really valid? Or does it just tell us
> that either my art sucks or I don't do enough for marketing?
It doesn't tell us anything about your art at all,
...except that you still want to play when no-ones watching.
> What I'm trying to get at: you should invest those 10000 hours to get
> good at making music, but while you're doing that, you should also
> invest at least 2500 hours in marketing (unless you really don't care).
I think I'm a bit short of your ideal ratio on promotion.
I do have a desire to communicate though, and have some sort of a
concept of "putting on a show". I don't think that's a compromise
of artistic integrity.
I'm not trying to validate the idea of the artist who contributes
nothing to society...just tired of the hype.
( it's worse in UK too )