Chase Jarvis and Zoe Keating on Perfection and Imperfection

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This is worth a look. Chase Jarvis (photographer and blogger extraordinaire) and Zoe Keating (cellist and indie musician) have a conversation about the role of imperfection in music (and all art).

If you don’t know Zoe Keating, she uses technology extensively to improvise music, essentially, with herself in an extraordinary way.

Zoe makes an interesting point at the beginning of the show – she says that she became bored with the endless pursuit of perfection in classical music, and that in that environment, music became ‘dead’ for her. If you appreciate music, technology and a good discussion about the way that artists can work in the 21st Century, then this video is worth a watch.