Monday, January 23, 2012

Is a silence always a silence?

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis of the University of Arkansas discusses in a spoken column at Inside Higher Ed why musical silence is just as important to a composition as the notes themselves:

The last sentence of the column is "If music moves you, the next time someone asks if you know anything about it, think twice before you say 'no' ". Couldn't agree more.