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Topic: Indie Magic?
Message: Posted by: bluejay17! (Aug 8, 2019 08:50AM)
I have heard styles of magic being compared to genres of music. Is there indie magic?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 9, 2019 07:28AM)
Indie magicians are my solace in a sea of scenester scum.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Indie%20Kid

I think indie is hard to define but yes I think so. least I have seen some, what would call, off the wall performances.
Message: Posted by: bluejay17! (Aug 9, 2019 10:06AM)
Could you name any?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 9, 2019 10:33AM)
Well, naked ladies spring to mind. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=naked+magician
Message: Posted by: WitchDocChris (Aug 9, 2019 12:18PM)
Ursula Martinez is a performance artist, not really a magician. She's frequently lumped in because of that one video but I don't think she really does any other magic stuff.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 9, 2019 07:42PM)
If magicians are not really performance artists, then perhaps they are really indie charlatans.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 9, 2019 10:34PM)
Most who perform as something other than the "classic anodyne" entertainer had to find their own characters. Max Maven, Teller, and Johnny Thompson are easy examples. Some others who come to mind in no particular order include Flip Hallema, Peter Samuelson, John Carney as Mister Mysto, Juan Tamariz, and Luis Piedrahita.
Message: Posted by: WitchDocChris (Aug 10, 2019 11:43AM)
[quote]On Aug 9, 2019, tommy wrote:
If magicians are not really performance artists, then perhaps they are really indie charlatans. [/quote]

Rectangles and squares.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 11, 2019 03:31AM)
The anodyne necklace, as they say, has the power to relieve pain. There are occult beliefs that the hangman's noose possesses mystical powers. Rope tricks spring to mind and perhaps doing such while dressed up as an executioner on a scaffold would be a bit indie, or perhaps just a bit morbid.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 11, 2019 07:25AM)
Some card guys are called underground: fellows who essentially perform for an elite audience and I guess one might say they are a bit indie - if that is what it means.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 11, 2019 03:54PM)
Underground, as was the card table where Braue took notes? That's different from publishing legacy material.

So, about the storytellers and real magii out pretending to use trickery? ;)
Message: Posted by: longhaired1 (Aug 12, 2019 10:51AM)
I don't believe that indie is a musical style or genre. It's more of a marketing style or business model.