Monday, January 03, 2005

Stretched Soul

I previously mentioned the importance of tensions to composition and promised to come back to the topic. For now, I want to share this wonderful quote:

It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites-opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is no polarity-where energies flow smoothly in one direction-there will be much doing but no music.
-Eric Hoffer (1902-83), U.S. philosopher.


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