March 6th, 2004
|03:09 pm - Creative Update|
This is actually part of a journal article that I just got published!!! For those of you who attend concerts, food for thought:
The Art of Performance
The art of performance depends on the relationship between the
musician and the audience. In a concert hall, each motionless
listener is part of the performance. The concentration of the player
charges the electric tension in the auditorium and returns to him
magnified...The audience grows together and becomes a group. There's
the impression of a journey undertaken together and a goal achieved.
The public sometimes thinks an artist is a television set- something
comes out, nothing goes back in. They don't realize that if they can
hear me, then I can hear them- their coughs, the electronic beeps
from their wristwatches, the squeaking of their shoes...that is, of
course, until the amps are blowing everyone to kingdom come. Then I
can't hear crap. But I can see you, and your facial expressions and
cheers or jeers do effect the show in a very impactive way. YOU
MATTER TO US.
Current Mood: artistic
Current Music: Random Trance Music on Al's computer
Hi Kitty, I just thought I'd drop by and say hello. It's interesting what you've written about performance--live performance. And why it's something very special. I've got an undergrad in music performance (french horn) and can totally relate to the atmosphere of a concert hall. I haven't played in years but I'm considering getting back into it on an amateur level. Crissakes, I don't even own an instrument right now! I've noticed that audiences seem to be getting noiser or at least less considerate. Maybe I'm getting more critical/less tolerant too.
I understand that you've got a gig in Santa Fe. Congratulations! That's wonderful! Please keep us informed about how the season goes for you.
Single Speed Cheetah/Lone Foxx
Hi Lonefoxx wow you have a BM as well. I have a BM in Music as well as a BS in Business. Working on MM in Vocal Performance. Yes Santa Fe this summer. Woohoo. And I will keep everyone informed. Thanks for the support. You should go back to performing!!! It is so fun and rewarding!!! *hugs*
Lonefoxx...so you build flutes? I used to play for over 18 years and I want to get a new one.