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Thread #75139   Message #1320483
Posted By: Peter T.
08-Nov-04 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: When do you become a musician?
Subject: RE: When do you become a musician?
Helena Norbert-Hodge has an interesting discussion in her book on Ladakh, prior to and after the arrival of radio. Before radio arrived, everyone sang, well or poorly, or played something, well or poorly. Radio provided everyone with a new set of criteria of excellence, after which only a select group of talented people played music any more. (A classic example for the folk music specialists).

Murray Schafer refers to the world of music as the plenum, and the concert hall as the vacuum (A special place of silence to be filled up with professional music and near-professional listeners).

yours,

Peter T.