The Intersection of Artistic Disciplines

Question: Who are you trying to reach with your music?

DJ\r\n Spooky: \r\nI’d say my audience is pretty much anyone who thinks, which is a big\r\naudience, and luckily and happily people have been very supportive of\r\nthe idea of a writer, artist and musician making conceptual music.  I’m\r\nnot art rock.  I mean art rock dominates in the art world.  I’m a kind\r\nof insurgency, like an electronic music insurgency because I’m trying\r\nto push a lot of boundaries simultaneously. Racial politics, economic\r\npolitics and above all the psychology about how people assign criteria\r\nand value and what people say is cool or good.  I love the idea that\r\nyou know your cell phone is disrupting the entire sort of consumer\r\npattern of people or I love the idea that you know what, a curator or a\r\nmuseum director or some art dealer the value isn’t for them create. \r\nIt’s the value that we, each of us, brings to something.  So it’s\r\ndisruptive of all these kind of top-down hierarchies of how power forms\r\nin you know the normal corporate model of saying this artist or this\r\nbook or... so my book is turning the world of Martha Stewart\r\nand Oprah Winfrey upside down and saying you know you are the mix. 
I enjoy writing and it’s one… another weird thing, a\r\nbeef I have with normal critics is that they’re like, “Why don’t you\r\njust do the music?”  You know I’m like: "Look, I’m an artist.  I like to\r\nwrite.  I also do music, so they’re not separate."  To me music is\r\nwriting.  Writing is art.  Art is music.  Simple.

Recorded on April 8, 2010

"Music is writing. Writing is art. Art is music. Simple," says the DJ.

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