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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000829.txt from 2001/05

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] Performing/non-performing
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 09:14:16 -0400

At 11:03 PM 05/28/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> It happens that one of my friends (the retired technician whom I've
> mentioned several times) plays in a small orchestra which never performs
> in public. They get together every so often, much in the spirit of
>what we Yanks call a "coffee klatch", and they just play something
>(usually they have agreed in advance what it will be).

Hmmmmmm.........I wonder if perhaps we could include playing the instrument
in a rehearsal as a component of "performing"............

I have always thought of performing in several ways - and at some levels -
just playing with others - either getting together and playing for fun, or
rehearsing - is all part of a performance experience.

I'm not sure performing has to be in a formal setting - although I agree
that talking to oneself and singing in the shower are probably not
performance venues......

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
another's."
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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