Wednesday, April 23, 2008

[255.2] QUOTA

"There is no excellent beauty which hath not some strangeness in the proportion." -- Francis Bacon

"Music remains the most strange of the materials because we don't understand what happens when music moves you." -- Michael Tippett

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Tippett quotation is very useful to me as a music therapist and is confirmed by Olver Sachs in his "Musicophilia"

Rob Hopcott said...

It sometimes amazes me that music on the face of it has so little utilitarian value and yet is so prevalent in our society.

Literally, it's everywhere; adverts, TV, radio, films - wherever there is media - and also, although we have so many recording and communicating systems, it can still be found live.

As a practicing amateur musician (folk), some of the best moments of my life have been playing with other instrumentalists in a quality pub session.