The true value of contemporary music

audience-1153502-1279x860Contemporary visual art offers its gallery audiences a certain freedom in that they can contemplate paintings, go out for a coffee, and then return to the gallery. It does not work the same way for contemporary music concerts. Audiences are, in effect, obliged to stay in their seats, listening quietly to the music, forbidden from moving freely about the concert hall or going in search of a coffee! Journalist Russell Smith observes that the real value of contemporary music is to be found in the mindfulness it provides, similar to meditation, being in a library, or in a silent church.




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Author :  Russell Smith
Source :  the Globe and Mail
Date : 31/08/15

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