21.3.07

The Times Are Never So Bad (II) (Updated)

Stirling Newberry has another essay up at The Agonist, the subject of which is the response of the arts to the events of the last five years. Needless to say, he finds the response inadequate, to say the least. However, there is hope, if not for redemption, at least for realization and rebuilding.

The first comment is very good.

Update: Mr. Newberry puts his music where his mouth is, with a video based on the last three minutes of the second movement ("There Must Be Peace") of his C Major Piano Sonata (Ares), from a soon-to-be-released CD. I'm agnostic on the idea of attaching images to concert music, but it is certainly one way to to provide entrée into the music.

2 comments:

  1. If only I could believe that all the art which consists in rage against current events, were of a quality to outlive those current events.

    Or even, much of the art . . . .

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  2. Sorry I wasn't able to make your concert Karl. But it is the critical mode that is precisely not what I am speaking of. Instead it is art as life:

    http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/6285

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