first of all, thanks for your reactions.
yes, this is the obvious and apparent reason: the painting itself carries the art,
whereas we cannot appreciate a score simply by looking at it.
"If you offered me a stable of amazing musicians whose only job it is to instantly play anything in the world just for me"
Well, I'm glad you said that.
I've thought of that already, and the solution I found was simply to create a device that
would read the music for you.
I have pictured it in this page:http://www.most-expensive-scores.com/
It's the bottom most image.
As you can see, it's the idea that you called "having the music band play instantly for you".
And for 1 million dollars, I guarantee you that I will create that device.
That device can also turn the pages of the score while reading and has also the basic navigation
features that a mp3 has: play, forward, rewind, next track.
Now for a billionaire, I think that having this device really is not the problem.
I think that there are two things to note here:
- maybe as you said, people are not aware that a simple score reader device would suffice to
expose a music as a painting.
Music has just a characteristic that painting does not: music use the dimension of time.
Hence the need for an appropriate device.
Maybe if such a device existed already, we would have made a big step.
But hey, that's the goal of my post: I know it doesn't exist yet,
but guys like you and me create the future.
So this is a potential future.
- also, the target of my "marketing campaign" are more the patron of the arts: the one who wish to help
artists. So the idea behind the sale of a score is symbolic: it would mean that art collectors
know how to appreciate music as they appreciate painting.
To me that would mean that they have open mind, and a true interest for art in general.
On a business level, it would open a new whole market, and that could be a very good thing
or a very bad thing, who knows?
So obviously, my first idea was to earn money for myself, but then,
the battle I'm asking you to participate into is not just about me,
it's about music in the market art.
If this battle (I like that term, lol) is won, not only is a victory for me,
it's a victory for all piano composers, and for the idea that music is equivalent to painting.
In fact, what I dream for is that mentality evolve.
You know, some sports are more supported than others: for instance football generates much more interests
(from a media perspective) than badmington.
And my request here is to ask that WE do something about it rather than just passively go through it.
We are composers and we claim that our art is worth the art of painting: in fact, we paint with sound in time.
We might not succeed, but at least we will try, and maybe, just maybe, we will be at the beginning of the new age for
music in art market. Maybe our try will not be unseen by others and some other guys will take over.
Maybe tomorrow, composers will have their most expensive scores page on wikipedia, and we will be able to listen to music compositions
Even if you don't take the time to post something about it, could you just think about it,
this would be an internal victory for us: mentality evolution.
I'm not criticizing the painting,
I'm just saying that if someone can spend 60 million dollars for that painting,
he/she could also have spent 60 million dollars for a music score as well.
For the sake of the argument that art has simply the value that we put on it.
That said I admit that I had deliberately chosen a painting that I personally did not found very attractive.
Another painting that I don't like is here:http://www.theartwolf.com/news/images/rothko-orange-red-yellow.jpg
This my friends has been sold 86.9 million dollars.
I don't like it personally, but it does not change the price at which it was sold.
And don't get me wrong, I like painting in general.
By the way, I've just found a new list: the most expensive sculptures:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_sculptures
The most expensive being a 104.3 million dollars sculpture.
Hang on musicians, we can do it!!!
Now, the topic interests me a lot, but in all honesty the OP is pretty much SPAM in my book, with all those links... It almost feels like a pyramid scheme of sorts, so no thank you.
Well, I'm just using links where they seem appropriate, didn't mean to be aggressive.
But the idea of asking people for help like this is itself aggressive so I understand your reaction.
The good thing is that you said that this topic interest you a lot, and really, that's all what matter to me.
The thing is that I provide a strategy in my post.
Might work or not, I don't know, but the strategy is quite simple:
people help me make a buzz around the topic of "music vs painting" in market art,
the "not so hidden" goal behind being that a billionaire (or very rich generous donor) buy me a score.
By doing so, I will redistribute the benefits for that score.
Then, the good part for me, which was by the way my primary goal, with one score sold, art collectors
are more likely to buy another one. At this point all the composers and the art market in general will benefit
from this actions.
That said, my strategy might not be the most efficient, and I'm open to suggestions.
The real goal being for composers to find a way to sell their "products".
There is always the good traditional method of asking music stores to resell your score,
but this post propose an alternative.
Plus, it is really unfair that music has not the same popularity as painting, don't you think?
When museums were created, there was simply no way to capture audio, but nowadays, even a 5 years old
with an iphone can do it.
We have no excuses, it's time to play the music in museums, or, am I crazy?
Please join the dark side of the force (just kidding),
I can not promise you victory, but we will have fun trying it.
In your second post you said:
"I doubt it's worth anything!".
Well, the point of my post is partially to bet that it's worth the value you gave to it.
I'm not saying that ALL music are worth million dollars, because that would be a terrible mess:
imagine you are a billionaire and you want to buy a piece of art, and on the art market you have a lot of
crappy "bad ass" compositions. That would be disappointing and we don't want that.
But, for the good composers, why not try the "big leagues", why should painters only be allowed to do
so: that's not fair, and that's something we can something about.
Join me into the dark side (does is sound goofy?), and let's change that.
We just need one donor to make the shift in the mentality.
Imagine, just imagine, that one score is sold 1 million dollar.
What do you think comes next?