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Re: Dr Seuss trend [Re: charleslang] #2832313
03/28/19 12:06 PM
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I have actually had a tuning job on one of the annual Great American Piano Drop pianos in Winters, CA. There is a “final concert” held outdoors before they are dropped. (That’s after they are played outdoors in a park all summer.)





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Re: Dr Seuss trend [Re: charleslang] #2832385
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I don't know, maybe I have some psychological issues about piano, but I am almost physically in pain when I see such things. I know a passionate technician, pianist, and organist, who is also a collector of old historical instruments. He is always very sad about how the owners treat instruments by leaving them in cellars, garages and other places like this. The pianos deteriorate, and can no longer be considered musical instruments. On the one hand I understand it would be economically insane to restore them, but on the other hand, for me they are like living creatures. The other thing is that in my country there are relatively few pianos left after all historical troubles of XIXth and XXth century, so smashing pianos as a kind of conceptual art had no fertile ground for growth. Sorry for off topic.


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Re: Dr Seuss trend [Re: justyna_ewa] #2832413
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I read this article from beginning to end and I still don't understand the "artistic" principle behind it, yet I'd like to think that Leif Ove Andsnes has a great artistic sense, but greater than mine?

Slather paint on your bicycle tires and ride back and forth over a canvas, and you have a work of art worth (tens of?) thousands of dollars.
If you're not too stable on a bicycle, paint a straight line in black across a white canvas and call it "Study No. Seven" and you have another masterpiece.
And if that still doesn't work, become an art critic who writes: "That line of limitless infinity across the blanched and agonizing soul of the universe is a metaphor of the human struggle to get beyond itself and to become one with the ethos." (or is that ether?) Who cares, it's all so profoundly "meaningful"!

If I still had a day job, should I give it up? smile

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Re: Dr Seuss trend [Re: charleslang] #2832421
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BruceD, it was exactly my impression on the value of such artistic endavours... Even the author of the conference presentation on these postmodern practices in performative art contrasted these artists with a composer whose work and life was discussed earlier during the session, and who was not that much interested in making publicity and career, as in expressing important human values. He stated that as the world gets worse, the music reflects this proces by becoming worse as well. For him the only way to react to this process was to learn from old masters. The composer was Roman Maciejewski. Sorry again, because this thread drifts toward the dispute on the value of modern art.


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Re: Dr Seuss trend [Re: BruceD] #2832424
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Originally Posted by BruceD


I read this article from beginning to end and I still don't understand the "artistic" principle behind it, yet I'd like to think that Leif Ove Andsnes has a great artistic sense, but greater than mine?



The string people have gotten in on this performance art, too. 🎻🙄😁




Let's blame Toscanini's getting mad and destroying his watch during a rehearsal as the start of all this. 🙄🤣



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