Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Kitap:: Alex Ross:Listen to this
In fact, music is never so powerful as when it breaks down the self's defences. John Cage once defined it as the art of listening to other people, and it's an idea worth living by. From time to time, subject yourself to a sound that seems to lie outside your sympathy or understanding. Investigate a genre that you think you hate. Go to a concert where you recognise the names of none of the composers. Attend an evening of traditional melodies from a country you can't easily find on a map. If you don't get it, read something on the internet, wait a day or a year, and listen again. From time to time, the alien will suddenly become second nature, and you will feel a shade more free.