Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The creation of music

To witness the creation of music is an event that happens once in a lifetime.

The sounds echoed longer than they should have when they were created. The lights lingered longer than they would have when they passed by your vision. The moment lasted longer than it does when you are enjoying yourself so much.



Some say that there is no taste and smell to music. I tell them to witness its creation.


40 comments:

Anonymous said...

A: Gosh, how your words rise up to meet my soul...I swim in your words, immersed in something murky, yet, full of everyting--if you know where to look for everything. ;-) dawn
dawnprince.com

DeeM said...

you never disappoint. your words always put me deep in thought. I love your final thought.
'some say that there is no taste and smell to music'.

Paul said...

The creative process is so fascinating. I like how your words, though simple, evoke something of it.

I suspect it has similarities whatever the field: music, art, literature, religion and spirituality - for that matter, as I understand it, science. From the limited reading I've done on the lives of the really great ones, like Einstein, that's the sort of process that happens for them too.

wandering dervish said...

not only to witness, but to create it yourself is a bliss hardly matched by any other human experience! have you been making some yourself?

Geetanjali said...

Reminds me of the Shiv kumar Sharma performance I attended - it was my first music concert and I'd been completely enraptured. I vaguely remember thinking along the same lines as you...
Agree with Paul about it being the same in any creative process...

Rama The Drama said...

There is rawness in the creation process and like Paul said..it goes with not just music..but any art...and u have said it eloquently!

mermaid said...

Was just reading Luna and Gulnaz' last entry. There is a blogger theme weaving itself together with different perceptions of how to be present.

Beautiful presenation of the lights and sounds lingering.

Lorena said...

wow, you've convinced me and i hope i can experience this feeling one day. wonderful post (again!)
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small squirrel said...

The times I feel closest to the divine are when I am at a live show. There is something about certain artists, when they birth their music and you realize that their art is flowing through hundreds of people at once... permeating them... it is really an amazing thing.

transience said...

you descibed this art of creation so perfectly!

Manjusha said...

The sacredness of creation. Watching a spark slowly grow into a raging inferno.

It's awe-inspiring to watch the creation of anything - music, chaos, poetry, anarchy...almost anything.

Anonymous said...

here you are again.. capturing my heart. im skipping the thoughts of the others just to get closer to you. and yet i wish just to be the faint music on your background.
this is my second entry hiding with no name, leaving no clue. for music has a smell and you linger as i taste every beat.

Akshay said...

I'm here after some time. But what can I say, brilliant as ever.

gulnaz said...

i have always been awed by the process of creation, the making of music being topmost there on the list.

its absolutely wonderful how you take an experience, a sight and sound experience but still an abstract experience and paint it in words.

'The moment lasted longer than it does when you are enjoying yourself so much.' this is why music is a metaphor for those other moments.

your post makes me wish i was at a rock concert or some such place. :)

Ladylullaby said...

in a word, wow

. : A : . said...

dawnprince, DeeM, transience - Thanks. Am glad you like it.

Paul, Ramchi, Manjusha - Yes, any creative process is as mind blowing, but there is something about music that just fascinates me beyond the others. Thanks for your thoughts.

wandering dervish - Completely agree. I only wish I could make some myself.

Geetanjali - I can identify with that feeling of being completely enraptured.

mermaid, Anonymous - Thanks.

Lorena - I am sure you will!

small squirrel - It really is an amazing feeling.

Akshay - Good to have you back. Thanks.

gulnaz - Thanks. Glad you could relate to the post. Agree with you on why 'music is a metaphor for those other moments.'

rebel_heart - Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Anil said...

I totally, totally agree with you....to witness any creation right from the arts, science to the most wonderful and precious of all-birth is something to be cherished and remembered...love the way you have ended it....

(may I know which band/group's creation you witnessed?)

Roger Stevens said...

Yes, I wonder what actual music it was. Or does that really matter.

Nice writing.

BTW I like your blog background. Very distinctive and unusual.

Roger Stevens said...

It'd not the smell of music, actually, but the smell of guitars that hits the note for me.

Billy said...

cool words. i experience music totally

Samudraa said...

smell of music.......made me think and feel!

Brood Mode said...

creation..... its magic can only be felt anf five senses are not enough

Rahul said...

Awesome work, as expected :-)

Reminds me of PULSE by Floyd.

jonny ragel said...

ahhhh. yes. pink floyd comes to mind. the visuals of lasers carving niches into your unfolded mind. the sound of experimental pop. the smell of weed, sweaty people, and fog from the smoke machines on stage. rock & roll.

jenn see said...

concert performance photos are so difficult to capture...i like the light in this one.

ruby said...

very Pink Floyd !I feel like that when i am at small musical performances.

luz de la luna said...

Wish you more musical moments :-)

Best wishes
Luna

Prat said...

Perfect moment,when living in the moment melts effortlessly into thoughts such as these.
Great going!

Potted-flower said...

To sit and witness the birth of your music is important. To sit and tap the piano, to sit and weave the chords out of it. To sit, and write.

Anonymous Poet said...

"Some say that there is no taste and smell to music. I tell them to witness its creation." Great thought. Great music brings out palpable sensations in us -- more than just the notes echoing physically off of the insides of our ears.


I just put up a post on my site on music. It's called "Sonic." You are invited to stop by and take a look at your convenience. If it strikes you, I would be interested in any comment that you might have.

Thanks

. : A : . said...

Anil - Thanks. Glad you think the same. Have seen many different bands over time, this was an outcome of several experiences.

Roger Stevens, Potted-flower - Thanks for dropping by and for your comments. Look forward to seeing you around.

Billy, jenn see, luz de la luna, Prat - Thanks.

samudraa - Glad it did.

Brood Mode - Perfectly said.

Rahul, johnny crash, rubyq - The picture reminds me of Floyd too.

Anonymous Poet - Will drop by and check it out now.

finnegan said...

Concerts have this peculiar habit of seeping into the deepest recesses of the memory bank. I've always thought that it's because of the lit stage effect---where all the energy of the music, light, moving bodies and crowd is condensed so intensely.

Your poetry and words, like all good art, tend toward a similar concentration of emotion.

iamnasra said...

True music has its own creation..Music has no language it goes beyond being a languge goes beyond race and nation
Music is certainly a language for the soul

Jyotsna said...

"Some say that there is no taste and smell to music. I tell them to witness its creation".....Music has its own taste,feel and to enjoy it one needs to linger on for that moment..!This is a beautiful and powerful piece

musafir said...

I agree - sometimes we hear so much music these days that it is so easy to forget the process behind it.

I've had the opportunity to witness "the making" a handful of times, and like you've said - "The sounds echoed longer than they should have when they were created"...yes indeed, it's a truly uplifting experience.

. : A : . said...

finnegan - I guess that since it 'hits' all the senses, it gets etched in your memory.

iamnasra - Completely agree. Thanks for your comment. Look forward to seeing you again.

Jyotsna - Thanks.

musafir - Thanks for sharing your perspective.

Anonymous said...

mediocre verse, sloppy thinking mixed with truckloads of sentimentalism aka a good start.

. : A : . said...

Anonymous - Whatever!