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July 30, 2003

Free Reads -- Felicity on Music

Friedrich --

One of the best blog postings I've read in a long time: an amazing piece by Felicity McCarthy of Goliard Dreams about music, here. What does it mean to us personally? How does this happen? How do we experience it, both as audience and performers? Felicity brings multiple, unfolding perspectives to bear in a spatial-yet-developing way that can only be described as musical itself.

Sample passage:

I am transported to a different state, to an alternate time-frame when I participate in music. How I feel and where I am transported depends a great deal on whether I am playing or listening, what time of day, where I am, and (no surprise here) what I am listening to. The rhythm and tempo of the music takes precedence over whatever clock I was previously measuring my existence to. When I listen to music, I am automatically counting my life in measures and beats instead of minutes and seconds.

Whew -- great stuff: reflective, informative, helpful.



posted by Michael at July 30, 2003


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