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Re: zen and the fluent music

I'd say this is "a problem" everyone has. It's a choice every artist  
has to make; to play for himself or to adapt his expression.  
Personally I tend to play for myself and the musicians I like to  
listen to also do that. Devotion seems to radiate and it appears as  
most audiences actually are more interested in someone doing it for  
himself than an player that bases his expression partly on what he  
thinks the listener expects him to deliver. As long as you manage to  
stay away from professional artistry this is all a piece of pancake.  
It may be more difficult to maintain that attitude among investors  
and brokers. You have to be ruthless to be true.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com (international)
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
--->  iTunes Music Store (digital)

On Jul 17, 2005, at 7:04, Hartung, Kris wrote:

> The question is, how long can I maintain it? I'm not sure how long  
> I can
> maintain concern and interest in pleasing an audience....as I find
> myself getting more self-indulgent and introspective in my playing  
> over
> the years. Does anyone else have this problem? I think the looping  
> as a
> soloist brought this out in me more...it's very easy for me to get  
> lost
> in myself up there with the EDPs and my instrument. I don't know  
> why, I
> just find my feelings gravitating toward more and more abstract and
> obscure composition.
> Kris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nemoguitt@verizon.net [mailto:nemoguitt@verizon.net]
> Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 5:33 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: RE: zen and the fluent music
> I can tell a
>> story that is completey atonal, and that is not appealing to  
>> everyone.
>> I can also tell a story that is very "pretty" and melodic. That seems
>> to attract a lot of people. I can see it in their faces and eyes  
>> when I
>> play and watch them...it's like an experiment.
> i see you already do both.....there ya go!.....mic