How has modern music been influenced by modern art?
Modern art had a greater effect on guitar in the time of Picasso and Kandinsky. During the impressionism era we also had impressionistic pieces, which were composed by Villa-Lobos, but when cubism was invented by Picasso, serialistic pieces were developed by (Arnold) Schoenberg and (Anton von) Webern. But now everything has returned to the folk music of countries. For example, I play Iranian or oriental-themed pieces in the United States. These pieces are more popular than serialistic or aleatoric pieces. If I pick up my setar and perform on the stage, more people applaud me than if I play an odd or modern piece. Everything is becoming global and countries are coming closer together. People like to know about other nations. Nowadays, everything about Iran seems political there (in the U.S.), but it is very interesting for the Western audience when I play an Iranian instrument or piece or explain quarter tones and the application of fretlets on the fingerboard of the guitar. Q: How do y