ArtPrize 8 is coming to a close, but I have thoroughly enjoyed walking through downtown Grand Rapids this past month between the daily happenings of everyday life. Read my first post here. Some of my final thoughts on the event included all of the live music that accompanied so much of the festival.
There is nothing like live acoustic music. It is so pure, so real. Isn't it miraculous? Almost everyday of my life for the past 15 years I have picked up a piece of wood, dragged a bow made of horsehair across some steel strings, and somehow a beautiful sound is produced without any outside amplification.
Playing an acoustic instrument combines all of your senses. It is physical, emotional, and mental. It takes years to master an instrument, but I think it's worth it. It can be an extension of your voice, your soul.
"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music." -Albert Einstein
"The nature of music is mysterious and so much so that it generates strong emotions within us. It moves along passages that reach the most intimate areas of our psyche without being tried by prejudices or influences of any kind." -Andrea Bochelli
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