Day 18: Transient [Part 2 of 3]
…Is there another tier above this? A third tier?
I believe our concerts and company can jump up to a third tier of design. We have used an advisory team, a production team of various artists, dancers, videographers, composers, and a more to give birth to a new type of classical music concert. This concert remains true to many of the roots of classical music composition, dance, and art, but is fueled by the synergy of our collective talent and under the guidance of advisors and concert planners.
Our current setup would be most similar to that of a modern government with checks and balances in various departments. Team leaders change throughout the creation process and this allows each artist to have the best balance of creative freedom and logistics of production. As much of an improvement as all this is from the tier 1 design (design and company infrastructure), we can be even better.
What would a third tier concert design look, sound, and feel like?
A third tier concert design would be as immersive as possible. Everything that we know about how a concert experience happens for audiences would have to be questioned and re-evaluated.
Why do we sit the whole time?
Should lighting be included in design?
What is clapping and when should it happen?
Where in the design can we create truly unforgettable moments for audiences?
Who could be in our audience?
What problems do our current audience face in everyday life?
How can we continue to be early adopters in the integration of technology?
By far, the most important question is:
If music is a form of communication and instruments are producing music which communicates ideas from a composer through a musician to an audience – what happens once they receive that idea from the music?
This is the one question that no one is asking themselves.
What happens once they receive that thought or idea through the music?
Ideally they would somehow transfer that idea or thought or question into their passions and daily life. Although I’m not sure how often that happens, I can confidently say that if people were benefiting from classical music concerts by actually getting idea to help them improve their lives – we would be swimming in money, we would never have any seats available in any concert hall anywhere – ever.
What is the listener doing then?
Most listeners simply listen for beautiful or tender moments, notice an occasional smile between a chamber group, awe at musicians displaying a fireworks display of technical ability or other relatively exciting moments. The improvement of our concert are the visuals which are injections of color, light, and video to better your visual experience, but this is not enough.
What would a third tier concert design feature?…