The "responsible" artist.

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So what is a musician’s responsibility, as an artist, to music before all else?

Electronica, in musical terms, is a sort of textless world… The prospect of less politics may be what makes this seem so encouraging. After all, it captures the inspiration of so many solo music-makers, along with the immediacy of the process. It’s emotive technology.

We love to relate to the artist as a person. And, we love to visualize artistry, especially when we can experience it fully, and with all of our senses.

The humanity of the artist does, after all, elevate people as a whole, when we align ourselves with the arts. We like to believe that the person who created the work, knows fallibility, just like we do. It also reinforces this ideal we have for DIY culture; and that everything is ultimately attainable. We might even consider how an artist’s likeability-index is a greater factor in that artist’s influence across cultural circles today, than it was perhaps in the 1600s, when reputation was based largely upon hearsay, which was very slow-moving, especially by today’s standards.

Visibility is increasing for everybody, and for every thing. And, at once, it never changes at all.

 

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