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GUEST,LEJ Power and Performing (73* d) RE: Power and Performing 18 Dec 00

A very interesting discussion.There is no doubt that the music itself is the piece of art that stands or falls on its merits.But I believe that the essence of performance springs from the creativity of the performer.A song by itself may be a wonderful piece of poetry,but it remains for the performer to give his or her soul to it to breathe life into it as performance.The essence of performance requires art,artist,and audience,but without the artist the essential act of transcendence is impossible.I think that to say the audience and artist share equally in the creation of the experience is an exercise in unnecessary humility,for one is essentially the creator,the other essentially a receptor,or perhaps reflector.

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