“genre” isn’t so much a rigid set of requirements to me nowadays, as much as it is a type of road that leads towards a place; a springboard with which to express a feeling, or create an experience that has roots in a previous practice.
as time goes on and genres expand into more genres, it gets harder to identify more experimental pieces within strict rulesets, even if the base is as “pure” as it gets.
of course, as human beings and creators, i feel that we should be striving less for mechanical purity and rigidness, and becoming more in-tune with the natural fluidity of life and inventing ways to express that fluidity in our work. the “genre” is a means, not an end.
from august 14th 2016