Danilo Türk vs. John Maus

Danilo Türk:
“Vidite, v življenju ima človek različne izkušnje z glasbo. Jaz sem velik del mladih let preživel z jazzom in seveda sem se v tistem času navadil na take ase jazza, kot je Duke Ellington, ali pa kot je Miles Davis, ali pa drugi veliki skladatelji in izvajalci jazza. Ampak potem sem ugotovil, da je moja hči, ki je odraščala v devetdesetih letih, spoznala techno glasbo, ki je nisem čisto nič razumel. To je bilo seveda popolnoma naravno, kajti, veste, mladi ljudje vedno iščejo nove načine glasbenega izražanja in zabave, in značilno je, da starejša generacija tega ne razume. To je tako, bi rekel, od antike naprej. Ampak me je stvar vseeno toliko zanimala, da sem se spustil v techno, poskušal razumeti razliko med vrstami house glasbe, kot je acid house, ali pa funky house, ali pa deep house. Razumeti razlike med to ritmično, ponavljajočo se glasbo na eni strani in neko malo bolj izrazno glasbo. In to me je pripeljalo do DJ Umeka.”

John Maus:
“Exploring instead of giving it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Or saying it sounds like this and it sounds like that. Or talking about what micro-genre it is /…/ you engage it at the level of its details.
If there’s nothing worth thinking about there, don’t even talk about it, don’t even bother about it. Don’t give it a thumbs down, don’t even talk about it. Why you gonna talk about it? Cause the label paid you for advertisement space, so you’ve got to talk about it? No, no, no, only talk about it if there’s something interesting in there. And if you do talk about it, cause there’s something interesting, try to give voice to precisely what in it is not reducible to other things /…/
Tell me what’s strange about it, tell me what’s singular about it. Critically speaking, tell me what aspects of our situation’s untruth it gives voice to. You’d be hard-pressed to find that in a lot of blogs or journalism /…/
But to just the thumbs up or the thumbs down, it seems like a waste. I think we owe each other more than that. And if we don’t strive to do that for one another, then that’s when we’ve given over to inhumanity. Then that’s when we’ve become the bureaucrat, you know?”

John Maus – Head for the Country

Photo (of John Maus): Tear-n Tan



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