Improv Quote of the Day: Balancing Perfection and Humanity

Andrew Pilling's 2011 Recording Equipment

In a world where most music is heard electronically in highly edited, “perfect” performances, such high technical standards place a considerable burden on live performers. The technical achievements made possible by the electronic media are rarely, if ever, attained in live performance, because people are simply not perfect. The inherent risk for performers in such an environment is that the pressure to be technically perfect will have a dehumanizing effect if not balanced by humanizing concerns and activities.

–William Cahn, Creative Music Making