Music

“Expressionism in Music”

As soon as the music starts, we search for the tune. We must find it, or else we reject the piece as “too modern.”

But what if the very need for a tune is itself a problem? Isn’t the music the equivalent of what is called in art “expressionism”? We have paintings – “modern” – without a subject, and now music without a tune.

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“The Muse Enchained”

“Composing,” the composer proclaimed, “is creating within restraints.” And I did hear it right: restraints!

I have always believed that more restraints mean less creativity. Creativity comes from the Muse, and It must be free to express Itself into the world, for Its Song is ever of love. But there are so many hindrances and distortions on Its way up to conscious release that It is never clearly heard.

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“Lucky and His Magic Broom”

Someone in Austria told me about Lucky -- he played the broom! I eventually found him in a tiny village where he'd farmed all his life.
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