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Journalist Geeta Dayal on writing as an optimistic act – The Creative Independent
Writing means creating new possibility spaces for what could be, or what could happen. I think that’s a good thing. It’s a very hopeful way of looking at the world—that you have some ability to change the way things are, or that you hope that you can somehow make things better, you know?
writing  journalism  media  criticism  art  arts  music  electronica  books  creativity  research 
6 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Duncan Sheik Uncovers Hope For The '80s : The Record : NPR
For musicians, mining the 1980s has proven very fruitful on a sonic and stylistic level. Synth-pop's colonization of indie rock during the past decade occurred partly because of technology; making electronic music is now such an accessible and self-contained process that going the rock band route seems almost ecologically unsound.

I also wonder if youthful fans of synth pop and New Wave style are looking for ways to be expressive but not overly earnest. To be a party person is to create a safe space for individual liberation and experimentation, and the 1980s model of a party person — crazily clothed, like some kind of exotic bird or Muppet — seems exceptionally well guarded from the risk of being taken too seriously.
1980s  music  pop  memory  songwriting  art  technology  electronica 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Autechre
"It's like you can get a little bit philosophical about it-- there's not much room for deviation, yet if you manage to crack it, there then you can express things that actually do sound unique and genuinely original."
pitchfork  interview  creativity  work  aesthetics  music  electronica 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge

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