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The Job of the Artist

I want you to imagine the artist or composer as prophet, teacher, priest, and shaman. The one whose position stands a little outside of the lay population, and so can speak to the lay population with a different voice. He can challenge them, uplift them, and bring them hard truths. Sometimes he will be loved, other times hated, and other times revered. Very often the impact won’t be felt until after he is gone, and his art is all that remains.

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