Monday, January 21, 2013

Mind and Inner Ear

Generally, music is considered to be a  form of entertainment, though emotion, attitudes, and cultural ideas are expressed and conveyed through every musical form.

Now in contrast to its entertainment value, the wider cultural purposes of music are often given little attention or are perceived as being of lesser importance. Certainly not all listeners would agree with this, particularly those of wide-ranging and aesthetically informed tastes, but nonetheless music designed for personal reflection and the rituals and shared experiences of community is somewhat neglected as a result.

We all think, we all reflect and sometimes contemplate the world, events, and our surroundings.  It is neither necessary nor desirable to expend every free moment upon entertainment and diversion in a life open to myriad and meaningful pursuits.

There are other sounds, other musical works meant to complement a full life as well.