Art in the Streets: Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, Aaron Rose: 9780847836482: Amazon.com: Books. University of Washington News and Information. By Dick Startz Got no mansion, got no yacht, Still I'm happy with what I got. I've got the sun in the morning And the moon at night. Washington summers are beautiful.
One online encyclopedia gives the definition, "Busking is the practice of performing in public places to receive donations of money. " Busking may be the ultimate example of individual free enterprise making for a better community. Given our great summer climate, I've always thought it strange that we have less busking than many other places. Singapore has a commission actively encouraging busking. I think in Washington we can manage busking without any official bureaucracy rules.
Some people feel a little unease about busking because buskers take over public space for a semi-private purpose, without official approval. Business folk can do their part by making buskers welcome. Remember that most buskers don't have much experience. Buskers, you have some duties, too. Remember as well that you're a guest in public space. Who, what, why: Where is the hardest place in the UK to be a busker? 1 July 2014Last updated at 09:38 ET Who, What, Why The Magazine answers the questions behind the news Police in London are using a 175-year-old law to arrest buskers, it has been reported.
Which parts of the country have the most stringent restrictions on street performers? Section 54 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1839, which also prohibits kite-flying, sleigh-riding and doorbell-ringing, was used to justify the arrest of four young musicians who had been performing in London's Leicester Square in May, the House of Lords was told. Busking is not illegal in the UK but many council byelaws are more stringent than others when it comes to regulating the practice. In the City of London there is "no provision for licensing busking", according to the Corporation's website. It's "the last place you'd go to busk", says Jonny Walker of the Association of Street Artists and Performers. Continue reading the main story The answer But across the country the picture is "incredibly mixed", says Walker.
Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art: Suzanne Lacy: 9780941920308: Amazon.com: Books. www.transart.org/wp-content/uploads/group-documents/65/1363991009-Lacy.pdf. Public Art by the Book: Barbara Goldstein: 9780295985213: Amazon.com: Books. Public Artopia: Art in Public Space in Question - Martin Zebracki. Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (9781405155595): Cher Krause Knight: Books. "Notes From the Underground" by Nicholas Thompson. Every two weeks or so, I pack up my Taylor acoustic guitar, fill my backpack with CDs of my music, and head down into the New York City subways to busk away.
I make good money, and I get to watch and study people, too. For example, I can now tell from about 50 feet away whether a woman is likely to give me money. If she's walking fast, wearing headphones, angrily porting a briefcase, or chasing down one of her children, that's an easy no. She wouldn't throw a dime into Jimi Hendrix's case. This is but one of the lessons I've learned from performing in train stations that I think could be helpful to the floundering music industry, or at least to the many talented musicians stifled by it. Different experts will give different reasons for the decline. In truth, there was always a tautological element to this argument. But the industry's efforts are counterproductive.
Number One: Drop the price of CDs So why does the average CD sell for more than $17? Number Two: Branch out. "Notes From the Underground" by Nicholas Thompson. World Street Music | Amazing street musicians from around the World. Home - National Association of Street Artists. University of Washington News and Information. Street Performers Buskers History Ben Franklin. North Adams, August 23d-- (1838) After supper, as the sun was setting, a man passed by the door (of the tavern) with a hand-organ, connected with which was a row of figures, such as dancers, pirouetting and twining, a lady playing on a piano, a negro wench dancing and opening and shutting a huge red mouth--all these keeping time to the lively or slow tunes of the organ.
The man had a pleasant, but sly, dark face; he carried his whole establishment on his shoulder, it being fastened to a staff which he rested on the ground when he performed. A little crowd of people gathered about him on the stoop, peeping over each other's heads with huge admiration,-- fat Otis Hodge, and the tall stage-driver, and the little boys all declaring that it was the masterpiece of sights. Some few coppers did the man obtain, as well as much praise. He had come over the high, solitary mountains where for miles there could hardly be a soul to hear his music. Discussing "Performance Art" versus "Street Performance" in Performance Art. Happeningfish says: I'd call Blue Man Group even closer to spectacle than to theatre, which in itself I dislike being used in a blankety-type coverall sort of term.
Performance art, live art, and in some cases, contemporary theatre, kind of shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to making distinctions because part of their very existence is based on an artist's desire to challenge one's own way of working. Sure, there's body, time, space, and audience, but then can video be performance art? Can dance be performance art? Or can performance art be dance? I have a theatre background myself, so I'm well on the rather inclusive side of defining performance art.
Nice discussion though! Passing the Hat: Street Performers in America: Patricia J. Campbell, Alice Belkin: 9780440068242: Amazon.com: Books. www.fitzcarraldo.it/ricerca/pdf/street_arts.pdf. Street_arts in Europ Tesis. Forty Years of Street Arts - Floriane Gaber. eBook Details : Palgrave Connect. Legacy of 1968 Performances have taken over the streets and squares of European cities for centuries: ancient mimes, jugglers, acrobats, and bards; the medieval cycles, miracles and morality plays; royal entries of the Renaissance; itinerant commedia dell’arte troupes; tableaux vivants; showmen exhibiting anything out of the ordinary from religious relics to freaks of nature throughout the centuries; and the popular entertainments of the great fairs, like Bartholomew Fair and Southwark Fair in London and Foire Saint-Germain, Foire Saint-Laurent, and Foire Saint-Ovide in Paris (some of which lasted into the 19th century).
All these street performances and many others used art to shift the focus of their audiences from ordinary day-to-day activities to special events of religious celebration, entertainment, or displays of power and transformed the function of the public space in which they took place. Engineers of the imagination: the Welfare State handbook - Tony Coult, Baz Kershaw. The Art of Krowd Keeping by Gazzo Book. The Art of Krowd Keeping by Gazzo Book.