Jaan Patterson - Ergo Protagonists
Not only is music time consuming in a good way, there is an expense involved as well, whether you are a listener, musician or a netlabel. Everyone, especially musicians and netlabel owners, knows that when they stick their big toe in the pond of Creative Commons and netlabel music that there will be an expense without much money, if any, coming in.
One of the reasons Jaan Patterson started using Bandcamp was to hopefully begin to help offset the costs of his netlabel endeavors. Jaan who? Jaan Patterson is a German experimental composer and is one of the bright and creative minds behind the splendid netlabel, suRRism-Phonoethics, and the experimental series, Classwar Karaoke.
So Jaan Patterson reached out to some of his musical friends and produced a 37-song album of duos called Ergo Protagonists. Patterson’s purpose with releasing this album is not only to work with some great experimental musicians and to raise some funds for suRRism-Phonoethics.
The funny thing is that Jaan Patterson is not going actively out to raise some money; it’s sort of an anti-fundraiser. He put the record on Bandcamp, slapped on a suggested price of €1, and that’s it. Not a few dozen tweets or even a blog post. As a matter of fact the lead post this morning on his personal blog is on support of the people of Greece. Musicians, smh. from