Amidst the demands and interruptions of day-to-day life, Pekar and Plonsey wonder, how can artists carve out time for their creative work? How do we cultivate a society that is receptive to the avant-garde?The view from Cleveland
"There ought to be a place for cutting edge work," says Pekar, who believes that many major cultural institutions have shirked their responsibility to support contemporary art and challenge audiences. "I thought there wasn't much out there being said about this, and I wanted to open up some discussion."
"People are gaga over Wynton Marsalis because he plays the old stuff," Harvey said. "Technically, he's a good musician. That's the kind of person making it in jazz. But I want to talk about the kind of jazz that people aren't listening to. It's important and people need to open themselves up to new experiences."
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