Music is primarily a social event. The act of music (or more accurately, the act of musicking) is eternal, unique, reaches back from the future to attract ourselves towards it, and takes place subject to conditions of time, place and person.
The act of music changes lives, and once those lives have been changed there is the likelihood, and tendency towards, insisting that the musician/s nominally responsible for the life-changing event keep going – in exactly the same way as before.
There is a reticence to allow the player/s to develop their own variations on life and living, expressed and articulated in new forms of music.
There is a demand, placed by the audient on the performer, which moves from communion to a relationship determined by consumer rights. This is reinforced where the act of music has been mediated by commerce.
The act of music is experiential. Words are not the experience. Nevertheless, we seek to articulate our experiencing of what has value for us. This focuses our attention on the experience and, in revisiting and recapitulating it, we chew it over and better digest our experieince that it may nourish our tomorrow. The event continues, our experiencing of it continuing as well, and deepening. So our experience, of events which have meaning for us, persists.
The act of music is primarily social
So, how do we music with others? How do we music with other players and with the audience? How do we music with other players, the audience and even with Music itself, when it bends over and takes us into its confidence?
The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists is a wonderful opportunity for differing levels of experience to work together, and respond to varying levels of challenge.
The League Of Crafty Guitarists is a wonderful opportunity to manifest intentionality in the world, with its own primary aim of seeking excellence in performance.