Saturday, March 25, 2017

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.

-- Wassilly Kandinsky

Saturday, March 18, 2017

There is no pattern the human mind can devise that does not exist already within the bounds of nature . . .  Everything we do, see, write, notate, all are an echo of the deep seams of the universe.  Music is the invisible world made visible through sound.

-- Kate Mosse

Saturday, March 11, 2017

What is the purpose of writing music? One is, of course, not dealing with purposes but dealing with sounds. Or the answer must take the form of a paradox: a purposeful purposeless or a purposeless play. This play, however, is an affirmation of life -- not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and one’s desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.

-- John Cage

Saturday, March 4, 2017

I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.

-- Overstreet