Monday, August 30, 2010
Musicians Might Learn a Thing or Two from Theologians
This is a two-way street, or at least I hope so. While popular musicians and artists have the edge by way of inventive practices and techniques of composition (sampling, looping, remixing, etc.), theologians who have studied within a religious tradition have something to offer. At the very least, they offer depth and complexity, which can help those within the networks and flows of popular culture better navigate the resources available to them. How can these more complex ideas be best presented? And how can they be placed into creative juxtapositions with other religious "breaks" and "beats" within mashup religion, in order to invent theological ideas that are potentially helpful?