Joan Jeanrenaud: A Fourth Approach to Performing Music

A Fourth Approach to Performing Music: Excerpt #09

FRANK J. OTERI: What’s your take on the Internet as a means of making music with people? What do you think of all the things that are happening with music on the Internet as a new means of reaching out to audiences, and to finding new audiences, and spreading the word and the sounds of contemporary music?

JOAN JEANRENAUD: I think it’s great. I think music should be adaptable and changing with what’s going on. I think music will always exist, I think that’s a very John Cage concept too that music is always present. The sound of music is always happening. So I think it’s only natural that it would be adaptive to whatever forms are out there.

FRANK J. OTERI: And do you have music that’s out there on the Web at all, recordings of music?

JOAN JEANRENAUD: You know, I don’t really know.

FRANK J. OTERI: So you don’t spend much time on the Web.

JOAN JEANRENAUD: You know I can’t say that I really have at this point, and that’s something that I’d really like to get into. I use my computer a lot, but it’s mostly just the e-mail communications. I do most of my business that way like everybody else. But I can’t say that I spend much time on the Web. I would like to more, but I seem to be doing other things all the time.

FRANK J. OTERI: You’re doing some great things; please keep doing what you’re doing!!!

JOAN JEANRENAUD: But maybe I should spend a little time everyday…

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