Sunday, April 18, 2010
To consciously evoke an emotional response to a piece of music in my experience has a value, and not solely musical. We are unconscious beings, if an effort is made to awaken an emotion consciously then there is a much greater possibility of seeing this emotion when it appears as an unsconcious reaction. This element of music making can be likened to acting. In life we are actors, we do not choose the parts we play we are unaware of our roles, it seems to me that this more conscious acting can shed light upon our emotional reactions.