Industrial objectivication

Setting up a Patreon site on Ear Logic, the fastest brain activity, and the source of a great deal of trouble in a society ill prepared to acknowledge, much less respect it. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the recording industry has done everything in its power to make real listening irrelevant. The focus on perfection, on objectifying music, has made live performance treacherous. It had already reached a point 20 years ago when I became aware that students were leaving black spaces between movements, as a CD goes blank between tracks, even in cases where the composer had made specific connection from one movement to the next — a favorite trick of Brahms, for example. When I commented on this to a colleague at Mannes she was quiet for a moment, then agreed: “Oh! Of course!” She had not noticed it on her own.

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