“The Emanation from the Soul” Emanate: from the Latin e, out of, and manare, to flow. So an emanation is that which flows out from. Music emanates, as does all art. Read More »
“Speech, Song – and Lilt” Imagine a plane taxiing to take off
– that’s speech, prose.
And then lifted up into the air
– that’s song, music. Read More »
“Acting as a Host to the Composer” Every time you play or listen to music, you are a host to the composer in the Spirit World. Read More »
“Music: Flowing Like Honey” Music should be mellifluous, meli from the ancient word for honey, and fluous, flowing.
So Music should flow like honey: smoothly, sweetly. Read More »
“Jubilation: The Mother’s True Lullaby” When we sing a melody using just pure vowels instead of the given words, our Life Energy, and that of any listener, is greatly enhanced. For then the experience becomes metaverbal. Read More »
“Advice to a Musician” The more loved you feel, the more will your audience. And that should be the purpose of your music. Read More »
“Is the Musician Benevolent?” A man who is not Good, what can he have to do with music? So proclaimed Confucius! Read More »
“A Tribute to Hephzibah Menuhin” In the middle of last night, I thought of "Fisher." Was it the Fisher Library at Sydney University? Then it became Avery Fisher – the concert hall at Lincoln Center.
Why? Who? Read More »
“Music the Primal Art” In 1939-1940 Stravinsky delivered the Charles Eliot Norton series of lectures at Harvard University. They were entitled Poetics of Music.
I feel certain that whoever came up with the title was not a musician. For it is backwards. Read More »
“Music as Magic” Listening, loving,
I find myself exclaiming
What did I mean?
What does magic mean? Read More »