No. You didn't mention the "...and engage in free discussion" part. How do you feel about that?
The only one advocating censorship is you. A conservative point of view is held by roughly half of the population of the US. There is nothing strange or dangerous about it. I don't think a purely political video belongs on a music forum, but PragerU does offer videos on subjects other than strictly political in nature.That's right that it's not off-topic, because it is about modern art. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, it expresses a political view because it came from PragerU. Their stated goal: "We make exceptional video content that advances Judeo-Christian values. We distribute that content through a sophisticated marketing strategy. By reaching millions of people every day, we educate, influence and change minds. Conservative ideas can win the minds of young Americans.
No, Left or Liberal? wasn't posted, but it exposes PragerU's somewhat disturbing views on racial equality and immigration, and ends by defending Donald Trump's nationalism.
I disagree that the video "Why Is Modern Art So Bad?" is devoid of political implications, because it is a conservative view. That's political, as you just said.
But I will not ignore it.
I want to make members aware of the political context it emerged from. I am not as "trusting" as you.
Like Frank Zappa, I am concerned about what these "liberals" (religious conservatives) might do next to protect their "content that advances Judeo-Christian values." That might mean censorship. I want to be able to listen to Frank Zappa, and enjoy any kind of modern art I choose without it or its museum funding being subjected to a "Judeo-Christian" review board.
What is shocking about Ash?What do you think of Michael Torke's Ash. Shocking? The expression in music of political and ethical ideas which are no longer acceptable?
"Ash,"written in 1988,is part seven of a larger work, the suite Color Music, where each movement of the suite bears the name of a different color. Torke is said to be a synesthete, that is, someone with synesthesia, a condition such that the stimulation of one sense triggers an automatic, involuntary experience in another. The Russian pianist and composer Aleksandr Skryabin famously "suffered" from synesthesia: for him, each key on the piano painted a different color, and each color evoked a different mood in the composer.Similarly, for Torke, each color "sounds" different from others. Of "Ash" Torke notes that the work makes use of a "fundamentally tonal vocabulary," with chords and chordal fragments leaping from tonic to dominant and back in jerky rhythms. One reviewer finds "echoes of Beethoven" throughout the work in the way the composer deals inventively with small motifs and minimal material. Gramaphone magazine finds in Torke's work "some of the most optimistic, joyful, and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years."