Monday, December 26, 2011

Music and humanity

I've been thinking lately about what music is & how we process it as human beings. What is it about music that moves us and why does one piece touch us profoundly while another leaves us unmoved? I'm not sure if it's possible to actually answer this question, it could be something that is better off left undicovered for fear of reducing it's magic. Imagine being able to reduce the beauty of art to a mathematical formula?? How boring. But the idea is interesting and worth considering to some degree. To get us started on this subject, attached is a beautiful talk on classical music by the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, Benjamin Zander. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did & it gets you thinking not only about how you listen to music but also about life itself.

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