The Stage Principle: Playing A Show With Your Music
10-13-2013 07:50 PM
There are many plays that have only one or two actors, but the most dynamic often contain many characters - rotating in and out of the spotlight. Some of my personal favorite movies, like the film Magnolia, introduce new characters throughout the plot while managing to reintegrate and tie in the past roles. I propose that this can also make an amazing DJ set, and a very challenging way to use four decks creatively. THE PREMISE DJing with music is much like writing a play in real-time. You get to showcase different "characters" and bring them forward on stage one by one. Ideally, there is an extended moment when each character is on stage at the same time, interacting with each other in a unique and novel way before the one takes the...
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