REDISCOVERING MUSIC PT. 3
Once I hit this wall, I began to scour the internet for minimal composers. Avant-gard composers… noise musicians… the men and women that paved the way for those that looked outside of the box. You’d be surprised at how hard it can be to find footage of some of these people doing their work, but I was able to come across some gems. During this search I found Arvo Part… and this video.
The way he so eloquently describes the beginning of his piece, and the story of the composer and his composition, is beyond superior to anything I could say in 15 paragraphs. So, if you’re truly interested, I ask that you put on some headphones, or get in front of some good speakers and listen. But please… only do this when you have 6 minutes to spare. I’m not writing this in the same way I post a video on Facebook for people to digest along with their Buzzfeed lists. Only watch this when you REALLY want to think about what he has to say. I think only then will you truly be able to appreciate it. When I found that mental spot and really LISTENED to this man, I was nearly brought to tears. He has so much passion for his work.
It’s not the tune here that’s important… it’s the combination of EVERYTHING.