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Some people prefer silence - but even this can be considered music. Think 4'33" by John Cage.Ashurean wrote: ↑August 20th, 2018, 2:44 amMusic, who doesn't enjoy it? We know that the repeating patterns drive us to listen to songs until the end, but of course, it's far more complex than that. Music inspires us. It can send chills down our spines or change our perspectives. So what's its purpose? Is it just some form of entertainment that was hardwired into our brains millions of years ago? Does it serve us well when it comes to our survival? Will it serve a bigger role in the lives of our distant offspring? I want to hear whatever crazy theory or experience you've had with music. Go wild.
It lifts the load and loads the lift.
I have to be in the mood for listening to certain types of music; and music can put me in the mood.
The other day when mind was taken over by thoughts of politics, I looked to distract it. Right on cue came a totally absorbing piece bringing peace and sheer amazement at the performance.
I don't often tune in to the Proms, so this must have been heaven sent. Most serendipitous.
I am talking about Prom 42: in particular, Grieg's Piano Concerto:
" Georgian virtuoso Khatia Buniatishvili is the soloist in Grieg's ever-popular Piano Concerto, joining Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra for a Prom that also includes Sibelius's stirring Fifth Symphony and Arvo Pärt's Third Symphony."
The whole event was amazing.
I don't have the words, but someone else might. You would have to be there.