32 • Confusing realities

Just like there are actors pretending to be James Bond (although never confusing realities) while some real secret service agents have fascinating lives, just like impersonators put on an Elvis suit and start rocking, there are musicians who pretend to be musical, portray to tell a story by making gestures and facial expressions, mimic expression by stomping and head banging, with what Robert Levin called "gymnastics with the affectation of emotional content". A few artists still are searching for truth and beauty.

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