Eva Soltes: Music and Cultural Assumptions

 WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO: Part of the way listeners understand music and art come from preconceptions we have about how music should be experienced. Is the audience a consumer or participant in the arts? Often the arts reflect these cultural assumptions. Some of the most interesting art reflects that culture and tries to lead it in a new direction. As culture fragments, musical categories and genres blur in interesting ways that might tell us something about where we are and where we’re headed.