An artistic performance/// Representation on stage which is not intended to be reproduced or reinterpreted. On the contrary, a performance is essentially a unique moment, of which we will never again be a spectator./// I like to think that musician artists do not escape this rule! Whatever their level of professionalisation, who cares ???
I always took distance with Kanye West ‘s music. Its tracks do not really attract me until now. Well, I know little. It is time to flip on it. The public figure and the very fussy artist producer that he plays is quite fascinating. A outspoken manager with his teams. He’s an explosive temperament. While these often outrageous gaffess make me definitely think that he is sorely lacking in class and wisdom, I however believe that this man is a visionary and constantly pushing the limits of creativity.
November 2013, on Radio Philadelphia he said “I have not found the name of my next album, but I started. (…) I write philosophical stuff all the time so I’ll think about things constantly … As soon as I think of something I write. I’m working on it. “
His seventh album which finally called TLOP – The life of Pablo and his tour Pablo Tour have definitely made me admit that this guy mark the history of Hip Hop, the music marketing, hype and stage performance. Is it one of the contemporary artists who already participate in the new music economy?
He said: “This album is a gospel album. This would not have happened without the support of God … It was a struggle, and I feel really happy and blessed to be able to follow my dreams without people shitting me. “
The characteristic of an artist is not to be ignored. And the deal is pushing on the “like” or “dislike” button. He inspires. He create sensations. His power is to talk about. And the concept of his tour adds more to the level of his artistic image: a lighting scenography covering the entire room, and a suspended stage over the audience.
Some already think he invented the show setting of the future. Many artists will certainly adapt this staging technique on their own way.
Kanye West take us again by surprise. The buzz. Spread over everyone as he proudly proclaims. When will it stop? Nothing can stop it. Like the Carter-Knowles couple whose each media appearance, each social media post is carefully considered, Kanye West becomes overwhelmed, shows his inconsistency, his ego attacks on Tweeter.
Kanye yes you’re a furious genius, simply because you are true in your approach. You take risk. Everything blends to one in you. The individual man, the public figure and the sublimated side. And when I say #theaartististheleaderoftomorrow, I speak in the present of course. Kanye West leads his world. A critical empire, without limitation, ultra-publicized, almost shamelessly immoral, yet powerful, creative and vulnerable.
I guess for his next tour he will venture something totally new. Performing straight on the floor, to the heart of the gauge. 🙂 When receiving a next philosophical illuminations, he will discover that his divine ego is found in the heart of each of those who made up the audience.
Crédit Photo: Dijon Bowden – Soul of Society
Humility and absolute presence*
Nils Frahm is the incarnation of artistic freedom for me. Incredible dexterity – subtle atmosphere of a movie soundtrack – Nils Frahm plays each note , one after another with such a commitment, it seems to me to tell a story both soft and hypnotic. A great suspense story. A story that touches me in the heart . A story that connects us all. Please watch it until the end ___ Personally the last 15 minutes take me to tears.
I imagine this same man alone in the studio for hours reaching the same level of intensity on stage. Surrounded by these instruments.
His show is one of the most amazing that I have been given to experience in video. Yet no staging or set design ! Nils Frahm is there in the performance. He no longer exists on stage. He’s part of the music.
Passion – > Humility -> Presence – > Generosity – > Engagement / Commitment -> Fun & Control -> Charisma & Freedom