the surrealist era mindset of making music
i remember talking to ishaan about this in the boston sports club gym.
like three venn diagrams:
must be hard to play/do/replicate
must sound good
"Hedgehog" principals of composition:
- Has to be original - innovative
- Has to sound amazing- Surreal
- Has to be virtuosic/complex- Compelling (how did you do that?)
this is an old framework during the surrealist era. and there are many problems with this.
it filtered out a LOT of amazing art that i feel so deeply connected to.
that's been the fillers for me...
i think the most important framework should be:
what is most personal is most creative
a shift has occurred. the intersections of the goal i have with music or what i'm trying to do, what is most personal is most creative
i don't want to make innovation for the sake of it, for it to be be the main priority. i don't want to lead with it, or be known as the experimental guy. i want to make amazing work, and have that be a visiting byproduct.