Noticings about music
Monday, September 03, 2001
Music has the power to manipulate time, to manipulate our perception of time, by quickening and slowing the pulse. 'Time flies when you're having fun' because there's so much to think about, to react to, that our perception of time quickens. That's why small children, bored in the backseat of a car, keep asking, 'Are we there yet?'
Saturday, February 17, 2001
Massaging the silence. Godsmack's "Awake" - full of heavy power chords - will, before a pause of an entire beat, sustain the chord a tiny bit and then muffle it. Before much shorter pauses they'll quickly silence the chord, Metallica style. In fact, that's an interesting contrast to Metallica, where those stacatto chords draw attention to themselves instead of the silence.
Sunday, January 14, 2001
Quiet moments, like 1:20 into "Savior" by the Chili Peppers