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Sharing Art As an Alternative to Merchandizing

Hello,

I am Philippe Axel, French author, composer, and performer. I am a "Web artist." On my Web site at www.philaxel.com, I advocate the creation of an international virtual community of musicians with the possibility for each of them to register his or her work for free in mp3 format. A community with a humanist vocation that would be able to give birth, through music, to an embryo of international brotherhood. I also propose to associate with the files that are registered, a "ladder" system that allows artists to evaluate their work mutually. This would simply be the first democratic music label of the world.

I have made my own Web site, where in its "Blog" I express my humanist feelings. I am working on new forms to finance musical creation through sponsorship and I am proposing a "small test on the Internet and current music." A text in which I demonstrate why, according to me, culture, just as education, health, or research, must not be reserved exclusively for "solvent clients." I also explain, with many literary and journalistic references, why it is necessary today to free artists from the influence of governments and marketing, and I imagine how the Internet could contribute to that.


MORE ON THIS ISSUE

Links:

Philippe Axel’s Web site
Self-interview In French

Further reading:

  • Art and Cultural Identity in the Construction of a Cooperative World
    Hamilton FARIA (POLIS), Pedro GARCIA, Hamilton FARIA (Instituto de Estudos, Formação e Assessoria em Politicas Sociais. World Network of Artists in Alliance), Pedro GARCIA

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    01 November 1998
  • Art and Cultural Identity in the Construction of a Cooperative World
    hamilton Faria (POLIS), Pedro Garcia (POLIS), Hamilton FARIA (Instituto de Estudos, Formação e Assessoria em Politicas Sociais. World Network of Artists in Alliance), Pedro GARCIA

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    04 July 1998
  • Committed Art x Art for Art's Sake

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    26 August 2005
  • Experience Reports of the Art and Society Workshop
    Olivier Petitjean

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    01 March 1998
  • Human Rights and the Privatization of Culture in Brazil
    Bianca DOS SANTOS (Instituto POLIS)

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    19 July 2005
  • No Alliance without Artists!
    Michel Sauquet (FPH), Michel SAUQUET (Alliance des Editeurs Independants)

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    01 July 1998
  • The World of Art
    Marilena ChauÍ

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    04 August 2005


THE AUTHORS

Bianca dos Santos
Co-facilitator of the network of Artists in (...)
+ 2 article(s)

Hamilton Faria
Brazilian poet. Co-founder of the Instituto (...)
+ 7 article(s)

Marilena Chauí
Professor titular da Universidade de São (...)
+ 2 article(s)

Michel Sauquet
Vice-president of the Charles Leopold Mayer (...)
+ 8 article(s)

Olivier Petitjean
Philosophy student in Strasburg and later in (...)
+ 5 article(s)

Pedro Garcia
Teacher at the Faculty of Education of the (...)
+ 4 article(s)

Philippe Axel
French author, composer, and performer. Web (...)
+ 1 article(s)


Themes involved

-Proposals
-Think tank
-Experiences


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