Literature, or at least good literature, is science tempered with the blood of art. Like architecture or music. -The Angel’s Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“Can anyone who has heard this music, I mean really heard it, truly be bad?”
Got this off an email from a friend: Why some people do not find practice boring: For the superior performer, the goal isn’t just repeating the same thing again and again but achieving higher levels of control over every aspect of their performance. That’s why they don’t find practice boring….
A two-day long symposium with 22 thought-provoking lectures by international artists across various disciplines; artists, theatre specialists, a chinese opera specialist dancers, an art historian, music curators, lecturers, etc.. Some interesting points raised: “But when forms are subverted and accepted rules and principles abandoned, by what criteria are we to…
“…just indulge, but always always always stay true to your highest convictions. no compromises… “but at the same time, do remember this.. to live intensely is one of the basic human desires and an artistic need. don’t snuff out the artistic streak in you.” “we can stop playing music, but…
And oboe lesson today ended with teacher saying: “…and I think Wagner was a complete idiot.” with that, she walked out of the room, leaving me shocked, stunned and amused.
“Hey look, I think that price suits him!!” five seconds later… “Hmm. Nahh, I think it’s still too expensive.” said LY.