Monday, August 3, 2009

Too much inspiration?

Alex Ross, in The New Yorker, surveys the "near-infinity" of music, live and recorded, audio and video, archival and recent, accessible on the web and storable on one's computer. Ross wonders whether this burgeoning wealth of music on demand "too easily generates anxiety in place of fulfillment, an addictive cycle of craving and malaise. No sooner has one experience begun than the thought of what else is out there intrudes":