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 Re: Vibrato on the clarinet?
Author: Markael 
Date:   2005-06-29 11:08

I wrote: “Music is sensory, sensual—like food. Some people like chocolate; others like strawberry.”

Tony Pay replied: “Music is sometimes just that; but good music is a great deal more than that…[music] engages both our conscious and unconscious selves.”

So do chocolate and strawberry. Some of the engagement that takes place is universal, some is particular to the individual. The odor of a food you remember from childhood can “take you back” in much the same way as happens when you hear an old song you haven’t heard in years.

I’m not saying that these deeper and more complex associations don’t exist. Quite the contrary. The deeper and more profound they are, the sillier one begins to sound when trying to unravel and explain them.

Have you ever had a dream that helped you solve a problem or gain self-understanding? Typically the symbolism in the dream works on many levels, combining disparate and paradoxical elements. When you try to explain it to someone else your words fall short of what you are trying to say. And even if you could find better words, you know that there is more meaning there than you could ever hope to understand or explain.

I guess I’m trying to say is that you sounded silly when you said that “what we need” is a reason to like music or be moved by it. I don’t mean to be at all anti-intellectual or anti-science in saying this: Sometimes the best response to mystery is silence.

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