Monday, February 14, 2011

noise

"Noise creates superficiality - it's the curse of our modern times." - David Schiller

I love this quote. I tell my students all the time to not make noise...but to make music. I think they're finally starting to understand my meaning. Music is not just notes on a page or playing an instrument correctly. It is embracing the aesthetic as well.

Anyway.

This can also mean to slow down and enjoy the moments that are not filled with radio/TV/movies/discussion/music/video games/etc. It's unusual and a little scary to feel such silence, but it can be good, too. It makes us face ourselves.

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