#50: The Value of the Musical Long Form

Music in the long form is seriously undervalued nowadays. Especially classical music - typical, but not exclusive domain of the long form - is distorted in public perception into something that is pleasing, calming, soothing, relaxing, inconsequential. Inoffensive snippets and soundbites of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach (and maybe a few others) are what most people… Continue reading #50: The Value of the Musical Long Form

#15: Happiness

I have struggled all my life with some form of sense of mortality and the definite sense of an ending. That is, I guess, due to a Catholic upbringing, in which the theme of death is permeating everything, albeit counterpointed with resurrection. I have not always been able to reap the benefit of an unwavering… Continue reading #15: Happiness