Criticising composer

Sarunas Nakas

When a composer writes his piece, he might never think that while composing he becomes also a critic. He enters a rather awkward situation if he decides to compose in a different way than society expects. Part of his or her innovations are treated as if they were meaningless wanderings or simply arrogance towards the audience. The composer is forced to get into a discussions and the most prospective form is a musical creation itself. But this type of criticism, which is realised through creative work is rarely noticed and deciphered these days. The work of present composers is reminiscent of writing letters to a future, that might never come.

Published 27 February 2004
Original in English

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