Τρίτη, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Απέναντι στην τέχνη ως καλογυαλισμένο προϊόν έτοιμο προς κατανάλωση

Το κείμενο που ακολουθεί υπάρχει, με κάποιες προσθήκες ακόμη, στα liner notes αυτού του album: http://www.discogs.com/AMM-Combine-And-Laminates/release/502260


Ο συγγραφέας του, ο περκασσιονίστας Eddie Prevost, ιδρυτικό μέλος των ΑΜΜ και ζηλωτής του συλλογικού αυτοσχεδιασμού, υπερθεματίζει για την ελευθερία, ακόμα και μέσα από τα λάθη, στην τέχνη και επιτίθεται στην κορπορατίστικη λογική στη μουσική.
Άφησα το κείμενο στα αγγλικά πιστεύοντας πως έτσι διατηρεί καλύτερα τις αιχμές του.

(...)The market technocratic religion may indeed deliver an increasingly sophisticated diet of material consumables, but the rub is that it demands obedience to the ever moving spirit of consumtion. Accept the goods and you must accept the rationale of their production: make-buy-consume-make. (...)
The machine will not work, and therefore not produce, if it is not engineered, maintaned and controlled in the precribed way. The idea of the perfectable object permeates our culture and even musicians become passive, naive and complementing cyphers for such socio-economic goals, by lending their lives to the realisation of "perfect" performances.
In this respect the problem of AMM is that a recording of a fluid, living, fragile and transient performance becomes fixed in vinyl. And, through repeated listenings maybe it too becomes a musical object with learnable sequences, anticipated movements and awaited resolutions. (...) And we connive uneasily with this contradiction because we want thw music to live beyond, to trancend, its living moment.(...)
One such is the tacit acknowledgement of potential failure at every music making moment. At the same time we know that so often failure is at the root of unlooked for success.It is as if the desire and design for success precludes other kinds of development that might arrive fortuitously: learnign to accept the results of a hand slip and being open enough to interpret and use what the mind might glimpse as a cloud interrupts the sun.
Of course many of the discoveries of science or expressions of art arrive, apparently, as much through accident as design. (...) But ultimately art defies such methods because it does not, cannot, look for specific results without damaging the very potency of the creative method. In the process of dismantling the known in the pursuit of the unknown we can only be, at best, in the twilight world of the controlled accident.



AMM-After Rapidly Circling The Plaza [Pt. 1]



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