Um, “don’t trust anything more than 1055 years old”?
The critics will dismiss most artists as indulging in sterile, formalistic pastiches of previous styles. Or, as a teen might say, “that’s so 2980’s”. Of course, said critics will miss the irony that to level the charge of stylistic derivativeness and redundancy is itself an utterly derivative dismissal of an artist or a work, however justified.
I don’t know how artistic innovation can possibly continue apace with the 20th C.'s astonishing revolutions and innovations, although many a music fan probably assumes that in one way or another it will. I enjoy postmodern, retro, camp/punk spittakes on previous work as much as anyone, but it gives me pause to realize that 1000 years from now, postmodernism (assuming it continues to enjoy some viability as an artistic approach) will itself be over 1000 years old. :eek:
At least that this John Cage piece would finally have been played out. (Although locating a complete boot recording will be a b*tch.)