Purpose and Contemporary Music

As if they could read my mind after my last post on Purpose and classical music experiences, San Francisco Classical Voice came out with the following article on the New Music Paradox. Some of the language used is fascinating. “One reason why,” says Deborah Borda,” the L.A. Philharmonic’s president and CEO, “is that contemporary music is not nearly Read More …

Multi-Purpose Music (Part 5 of A Wild Theory About the Future of Classical Music)

In my last post in this series, I was talking about the first P in my three Ps of Musical Taste: Purpose. We have certain purposes for listening to music and music that lends itself to those purposes is music we like. I talked about the idea of a mismatch of purposes that might occur in Read More …

When Free Is Not Enough

Good short post from Doug Borwick, who makes a fair point about giving away free tickets. Having tried giving away free tickets in the past at a couple of organisations I’ve worked for, it’s not a magic bullet … and even if you can get somebody there once, will they come back again? http://www.artsjournal.com/engage/2017/03/when-free-is-insufficient/