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Musical Easter Eggs

As they say, the deviled eggs are in the details.

January 16th, 2013 | Art | , , , | Comments: 0

staff paper with Easter eggs note heads

Writing musical parts can be like hiding Easter eggs for kids. If you make the secrets too easy or too hard to discover, then the game isn’t fun. The patterns and motifs in music have to be somewhat conspicuous, but not too obvious.

Listeners, like children searching for treasures on Easter morning, enjoy the hunt, but only if the treasures can be found without too much hardship.

That said, I’ve tried to put Easter eggs into my music, but sometimes I wonder if I’ve hidden them too well.

I rarely get feedback on this level, so if you’ve found something in my music, it would be nice to hear about it.

P.S. And while we’re on the subject… how about this Fabergé egg? Woah.

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Instant Artist Statement Generator

I wrote about my disgust with artist statements a long time ago in this blog entry. Today, my friend Eric Wieringa alerted me to the Instant Artist Statement: Arty Bollocks Generator, a satirical web app entered into the 10K Apart contest put on by An Event Apart. I’m well pleased. If you are an artist, […]

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I wrote about my disgust with artist statements a long time ago in this blog entry. Today, my friend Eric Wieringa alerted me to the Instant Artist Statement: Arty Bollocks Generator, a satirical web app entered into the 10K Apart contest put on by An Event Apart. I’m well pleased. If you are an artist, please click the image above to find out what to avoid when writing your artist statement. If you need help writing an artist statement, try this:

A Better Artist Statement

Hi,

My name is ______________ and I’m from _______________. I like to make stuff. Sometimes I make things that mean something, other times I just try to make something pretty. Displayed here are several of the pieces that I haven’t sold yet. If you like a particular item, please ask me about purchasing it. I will try to answer your questions as directly as I can. Thank you for viewing my art work. I hope you enjoy looking at it. A kind word from you will probably make my day.

Sincerely,
________________

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