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Re: zen and the fluent music

I think if you're playing in public, you're seeking audience approval
on some level.  Otherwise, why go through the hassle of moving all the
gear and booking the show?  Figuring out what size audience you're
happy with (and a venue that supports that size) is where the problems
come in, if the music that satisfies you doesn't have a popular

On 7/17/05, Per Boysen <per@boysen.se> wrote:
> 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