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a feeling : no really new music can be recorded any more.
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Sep 02, 2008, 15:15
IanB wrote:
I haven't read Drummond's book. What's he saying?

i haven't read it either, but his website used to have huge chunks of it on there ... just checked + he's taken 'em down ... guess they're in his new book now ... well, guess a man's gotta make a living!

there was some nice things re spending a whole year only listening to artists beginning w/ the letter "P", then a different letter for the next year, + general boredom w/ the easy availablitity of recorded music now.

here's link to preface, so you prob ge tthe gist = http://www.the17.org/opening_chapter.php

also check his no music day = http://www.nomusicday.com/2006/

his choir, The 17, doesn't perform to an audience, just themselves (as i understand it, there are 17 people in the choir, hence 17 tickets to each event) - he provides the score + a bit of a directing hend, then they record the piece to a Mac, listen back to it once then watch as it's deleted from the hard drive ... of course it's all conceptual art + stuff, but there's the germ of a good idea in there, + maybe a way out of much of the ennui that's making itself felt on this thread ... he's looking for ways to Make It Special again. Was it you Ian somewhere in this thread said a return to live music was a way out? you may have an ally ...
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