executant executant

Definition(s):

  • (n) a performer (usually of musical works)

Usage(s):

  • The audiences (made up of composers, executant musicians, esthetes, theorists, critics, future-boosters) do not go primarily to enjoy the music, but to keep from missing something.

Quotes

  • As the anarchist and abstract expressionist Barnett Newman noted caustically: "The artist is approached not as an original thinker in his own medium but, rather, as an instinctive, intuitive executant, who, largely unaware of what he is doing,...
    on May 7, 2010 By: Barnett Newman Source: The Guardian

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