New Musical Project: "Music for Strangers" / by Troy Ramos


Music for Strangers
by Troy Ramos, Artist
TroyMeetsWorld.com 

I've got a new musical project in a work called "Music for Strangers". It's an experiment into interacting with random people and spaces through the composition of new musical works. It's also about the loss of control of what we create and freeing the works from the hands of the artist.

Composer Toru Takemitsu once said about his works, with regard to having possession of them: "Should I leave them unsigned?" In this work, #MusicForStrangers, I take that approach, but addresses our possible expectations with what happens to the works themselves after they've been created and attempt to become part of the universe. Beginning Saturday, October 22,, 2016, I will compose many short, musical works for one calendar year and then post them in random public spaces or offer them to random strangers. Each one will be signed and numbered for the project. Once written, what happens to these works will no longer be in the control of the artist. Whatever happens to these pieces, happens to them. If they live on, they live on. If they are to be discarded forever, that's up to the people who find them or the people who ignore them.      

One year. Musical works posted/given away randomly, in as many cities as I frequent. #MusicForStrangers.
 


Music for Strangers
by Troy Ramos, Artist
TroyMeetsWorld.com