Creativity for Fiction or Function: #4
To be an Island or Not : Fourth of five articles (20 smart reader points)
“Every moment is a fresh beginning -T.S. Eliot.”
Entrepreneurial artists operating independently as a business must be creative to come up with original solutions.
Find the fourth italicized bold word of five to string together and reveal the only thing the audience knows.
Unique problems infiltrate to become part of daily living.
In essence, all of that together means constructive individuality combined with thinking outside the box is vital to success and at this point it is a matter of feasibility.
The composer establishing viability has very little prospect of doing so if his music is out of context regardless of its quality and one of the most natural extensions for his hard-earned compositions is dancing, a visual representation on the theater stage. Done well, the viability of a choreographic/music collaboration increases. However, when it becomes reality, contract employment and a practical lifestyle are imperative to its existence.
It has long been the same old story. A venture needs to find its niche to be applied, whether in show business or not, so essentially the composer and his collaborative operation are metaphorical of the commerce, business and drama of everyday living.
When the typical protagonist with a convincing pipe dream has a perfectly engineered plan, the groundwork is done and everything works flawlessly despite a shifting stage, the vision remains feasible. Proving the work by how well it functions is not something unrealistic protagonists ever consider though.
Everything surrounding the composer’s creative enterprise must be genuine to choke failure out of the equation — the one catch to the whole process — since it is common for independent thinkers to battle against exploitative tactics.
Insight and integrity are in short supply and the demand for originality high putting the composer’s vehicle of expression in danger of veering off course. He must work conserving his integrity and focus on developing wit to build upon.
If calculating a solution for all probabilities, pros and cons to eliminate failure is an option it indeed calls for a special kind of creativity. Unfortunately, only a fictitious character could take a stab at formulating a flawless outcome for this new prospect without having practical experience to draw from.
Finally it makes perfect sense for the composer referred to in this series of publications to make his compositions a fictional product of a protagonist’s thoughts and experiences. It is simply a matter of creating the character and telling the story of how she envisions exquisite dances and needs music for them.
There are no restrictions on how unrealistic or high-minded the character might be and it is an appropriate context for his compositional output. Also the concern over feasibility is significantly lessened, so he relents and goes to work.
Progress to level 5 where the composer flies into an adventurous field to realize an impossible dream.
Composer/author L.R. Lane has assembled a multifaceted internet production using his website, digital music distribution, eBook publishing and newsletter publications. https://www.allinadaysdance.com/CoverebookNewsletter
The originality of his compositions and work related to them is the focus of his presentation for the purpose of giving readers a special new way to get acquainted with the theme inherent in his creations.
Be sure to find L.R. Lane’s online specialties for the All in a Day’s Dance music, story, website and more. https://www.allinadaysdance