Artistic Vision In A Vacuum
I had a conversation recently with a musician friend of mine. We were lamenting how so many of our musician friends have really stopped listening to music since the advent of podcasts. People across the board are listening to less music, time is just scarce. It seems counterproductive to make that even worse and to use artistry as an excuse is even worse.
I’m not sure where this idea of “artistic vision” took on an anti-appreciation tone. I can’t possibly understand why not knowing what’s going on in music around you is useful. Even if you want to be subversive, you can’t subvert what you don’t know is happening. Moreover the expanded sonic palate you’ll have at your creative disposal by both listening and performing is unparalleled.