23 April 2015

A tale of partial success

The case against "50% success" in the Arts ....

A friend offers the following regretful critique:

'If [piece #1 by composer N.] suffers from one problem - the finale being of far greater interest than the first two movements - then [piece #2 by composer N.]  suffers from the exact opposite issue. The first few minutes are incredibly fun to listen to, and exciting not just in the conventional sense but in the "interesting new directions" sense. But the last 10 minutes or so really bore me. Bummer.'

Has the look of a composer with enough skill to spin notes, but no mastery of Composition.

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