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Daniel Rueff
January 01/18/18, 2018
I do not fit in a box...
When I am asked, “What is it that you do?” and I reply that I compose music, the almost obligatory response is “What kind of music do you write?”
The Music Industry is largely to blame for the cultural categorization of music and the mental programming of listeners to choose which predetermined classification fits in best with their social mask. It is certainly more difficult to seek out obscure music that might be a revelation to the listener than it is to be a consumer of highly profitable, predictable product that is spoon-fed to your specified demographic.
This is not the exclusive practice of the commercial realm. Prominent music education organizations regulate that some pieces of music performed for competition must be by a composer not of American birth. This perpetuates the arcane notion that only European institutions can produce composers of any serious merit.
The Arts do not require categorization. There are as many types of music as there are those who create it. And more.

 

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Composer of genre-defying music that stirs the Soul. Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, recording artist, producer, and sonic architect. For nearly 50 years Daniel has cultivated a personal musical vocabulary utilizing both electric and acoustic instruments. more
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