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08/25/2013 04:48:00

▓▒░ FÜR GRIGORI ░▒▓ http://bit.ly/13Zh2y1
Art + commerce are messy bedfellows. Suffice to say, I’ve an intense admiration for Grigori Perelman’s uncompromising dedication to this craft, mathematics. It’s easy to dramatize the story of a reclusive madman locked away and solving some of the most difficult intellectual problems humankind has known — yet humanity always wins here. Grigori’s humbleness to acknowledge Richard Hamilton’s previous work he built upon recalls Isaac Newton’s oft-quoted “shoulders of giants”, and Grigori’s candidness against sickly institutions can only be buttressed by the evidence of his work.
Like another I admire greatly, Don Knuth, Grigori’s monk-like devotion to focus in a time of distractions is at least one strong anecdotal tale that some great acts require birthing in a pool of relative silence. That while we’re all connected, we must think and act for ourselves. The interplay between control + surrender, order + chaos. Debates rage about whether the $1 million prize Grigori denied could’ve been better put to use with charity. In his own words: “I’m not interested in money or fame, I don’t want to be on display like an animal in a zoo.” I find solace in the parallel submarining of targeting multi-year problems to solve (and if need be, contests associated with such).
So in music, I find it troubling where ulterior motivations lie — the short-term forecast of “chasing a scene” and seeking glamor on the dancefloor, at the expense of the pure enjoyment of making art. These two are not mutually exclusive and both can feed into each other, but an artist who continually sacrifices themselves at the expense of their perceived audience soon finds no more substance to give. http://on.fb.me/1aEygrK

▓▒░ FÜR GRIGORI ░▒▓ http://bit.ly/13Zh2y1

Art + commerce are messy bedfellows. Suffice to say, I’ve an intense admiration for Grigori Perelman’s uncompromising dedication to this craft, mathematics. It’s easy to dramatize the story of a reclusive madman locked away and solving some of the most difficult intellectual problems humankind has known — yet humanity always wins here. Grigori’s humbleness to acknowledge Richard Hamilton’s previous work he built upon recalls Isaac Newton’s oft-quoted “shoulders of giants”, and Grigori’s candidness against sickly institutions can only be buttressed by the evidence of his work.

Like another I admire greatly, Don Knuth, Grigori’s monk-like devotion to focus in a time of distractions is at least one strong anecdotal tale that some great acts require birthing in a pool of relative silence. That while we’re all connected, we must think and act for ourselves. The interplay between control + surrender, order + chaos. Debates rage about whether the $1 million prize Grigori denied could’ve been better put to use with charity. In his own words: “I’m not interested in money or fame, I don’t want to be on display like an animal in a zoo.” I find solace in the parallel submarining of targeting multi-year problems to solve (and if need be, contests associated with such).

So in music, I find it troubling where ulterior motivations lie — the short-term forecast of “chasing a scene” and seeking glamor on the dancefloor, at the expense of the pure enjoyment of making art. These two are not mutually exclusive and both can feed into each other, but an artist who continually sacrifices themselves at the expense of their perceived audience soon finds no more substance to give. http://on.fb.me/1aEygrK

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