I recently published an article on my column at The Partial Observer that goes into some further details of the “Keeping Score” documentary that was featured on PBS last week.
But something that’s been itching at the back of mind since I watched the program is how it’s being billed. According to the interactive multimedia component of the project:
“Keeping score is a major imitative aimed at making classical music more accessible and enjoyable to modern audiences.”
There’s certainly nothing wrong about that, but haven’t we in this industry been saying almost the same thing for the past few decades? Doesn’t that simple fact tell us something about the industry?
I haven’t quite put my thoughts in order enough to transfer them into words but I’m interested in hearing what you think. Write an email and send in your thoughts.
P.S. A few words to the folks that designed the online component of “Keeping Score” websites:
“Please stop designed these sites utilizing the always annoying “Flash” plug-in”