by Ross Enahnte’
As a former musician (classically trained) I do try to keep an ear out for anything new that might be worth listening to. There’s not much out there. So after much consideration it’s my belief that we of the 21st century have come to settle into a groove on the State of Music. It seems that technological advances have surpassed imagination and commerce has darkened the soul. Have you listened to the radio lately? We are drowning in a sea of sound that is essentially homogenous in nature. The “commercial artist” continually panders to an unsuspecting public in an unceasing worship of the almighty dollar. Where is the Soul? Where is the Spirit?!
The true artist seeks to confine music to its true function of serving Soul and Spirit by expressing feelings and situations without cooling the heated passions within us by avoiding the use of superfluous sounds and tricks. We should hold to the belief that music should join to the Soul what the vividness of colors and well used lights and shadows bring to a correct and well conceived design, animating the feelings without altering them. Continue reading