Is music performance entertainment ?

rock roll

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2019
Messages
283
Reaction score
91
Location
Northern VA
I would say yes.
Interesting interviews.
Gould is loving the creativity of creating.
And the last brief interview is about feeling the magic of a live crowd and feeding off it.

Am I right or wrong? Let me know.

"I hope I passed the audition" John Lennon.
 

Mongrel

DFO Veteran
Joined
Oct 3, 2016
Messages
1,814
Reaction score
771
Location
South Jersey, USA
Start with definitions to ensure we are all on the same page regarding the question...

1. Entertainment-https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entertainment

2. Entertain-https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entertain

Intetestingly enough when viewing those definitions we may find it is not so cut and dried in every case.

Entertainment has the idea of amusement or a "diversion" which covers a lot of ground. But it leaves out religious music, and political music. Music written as an expression of those ideas goes beyond mere amusement or diversion I think.

Whether or not "performance music" written to impress or express oneself artistically is entertainment or not may be a deeper question still.

But art has always been "art" elusive-almost impossible to define as it springs from nowhere, somewhere and anywhere, at any time. The only way to proof test it being "I like it!"

But I do find it entertaining....

Lol.
 

Latest posts



Top