In any professional organization, if we handle a complex role with challenging responsibilities it’s likely that our job is safer than another person’s where roles and responsibilities are much easier to define and execute.
If we apply this logic in music, a person pursuing Classical music might be more likely to sustain in the scene than a person who is pursuing any other genre of music. From what I have observed, this is true to a large extent.
Think about it. Classical music has survived for so many centuries and there’s a chance that it will survive for another couple of centuries as well. One apparent reason for this could be Classical music has been a part of our tradition and cultural history. But, there’s a less obvious and a more accurate reason for this. Typically, once we learn and figure everything out of something we tend to move on to the next venture, right? So, if we haven’t moved past exploring and enjoying classical music for centuries, it could mean that many of us still believe that there is more to explore in this genre of music. Therefore, even though classical music is complex to appreciate, learn and deliver, it’s going to be safe for quite an extended time assuming the flag-bearers of this art form maintain its richness and promote it to the right people.
The irony here is sometimes, we will have to step out of our comfort zones and embrace complexity to be in the safe zone.
What are your thoughts about this?
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