Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The title, Instrumentalist, is actually a philosophical pun: instrumentalist refers to the fact that the 2 pieces are made mainly with musical instruments, guitars, a kalimba, a toy piano and a mandolin. But at the same time instrumentalism is a philosophical school, holding the view that a concept or theory should be evaluated by how effectively it explains and predicts phenomena, as opposed to how accurately it describes objective reality. Withdrawing its judgment from reality, it actually gives the human mind room to concentrate on itself. The struggle to understand the outer world distracts people from what is truly real.