Composer Michael J. Evans discusses being relevant to your audience and socially active as a composer with Garrett Hope on the Composer on Fire podcast.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Being relevant
  • Giving meaning to symbols
  • Having an effect on the world
  • The anti-concerto
  • Grief & depression
  • The artist’s role in society
  • Helping the audience understand new music
  • Free music and the race to the bottom
  • Post-capitalist society
  • The challenge of building an audience
  • Music is time consuming & expensive
  • The need for business classes
  • Don’t assume people are interested in your stuff
  • Find your niche

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