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by petertraub on Wed May 7th, 2003 at 03:57:53 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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Can art ever be a-political?

are you implying that ALL art is political? i'm not sure I consider much of my work political, although perhaps i'm working on a different assumption of the meaning of politics. example: a work i completed last year at stanford is an 8 channel electronic tape piece. it has a fairly structured form, but the sounds/timbres aren't really recognizeable, and my intention (as it is with a lot of my work) is to really try to create something that i haven't heard before. so are my aims political w/respect to the need to escape from more conventional musical modes and styles? the work itself doesn't have an agenda, nor did i have any sort of agenda in mind when creating it.

Can utopias exist outside art?

aren't most religions utopian on some level (even if, imho, their effect on humanity has been anything but)? maybe i'm a bit unclear on your question...

How loud do you have to be, to be heard, and is that all that matters?

anyone can be heard if they scream loud enough. what is more difficult is to be listened to. and can you do that by being quiet? (does that question even make sense?)...

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