C.P.E.BACH Would Embrace Social Media !
A bit of a surprising title? No click bait, I think he really would easily outperform many modern cultural marketeers and would use and understand the importance of social media his daily life as an artist.
It is surprising to see so many analogies between the way he shaped his career as a musician and publisher, and the way social media work. I'll explain you why.
And: it is about time to correct the 19th c. romantic ideal of the "poor artist". CPEBach often talks about money and essentially... what is wrong with that?
The letters of CPEBach
CPEBach would have survived effortless today ! Lessons from a master to all of us.
The book of the letters of CPEBach, which we discussed recently, contains a very comprehensive introduction, giving a symmary of the general content of the letters itself. It reads as a biography directly related to these letters as sources.
One of the aspects of CPEBach's life I'd like to discuss here, is his business instinct he clearly shows throughout his letters. Now, listen, the composer is being attacked on this constant concern for money, and that storyline goes as far back as to early 19th century, where history writers and musicologists wanted him out of the way of the new great light, his own father JSBach.
Latest Music Recording:
J.S.Bach :: Prelude & Fugue in E Major, BWV 854 (WKI)
As I am writing these few lines here behind my laptop, Monday 19th of September 2016, early afternoon, a weak September sun is trying not to acknowledge its fast weakening summer power, Anja is working upstairs on her Wordpress project, and I was supposed to organize our calendar for the coming weeks and even months. You know, breaking each project down to the smallest possible portion and then give it a place in the agenda. That is how people tell me projects work and I guess they are right.
Why Authentic Sound is on Patreon
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Of course, a little support would help us tremendously, and even one dollar/euro could make a huge difference. We have much plans that would require some support, as: going more on location, looking for historical instruments to play and record, more collaborations with other musicians / composers, visits to instrument builders (what would be a great thing to do) etc...
And, some of you have asked for possibilities to support just for what we are doing, and for that, Patreon is a great place (and really new to us, we have to learn a great deal on that platform).
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