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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:51 PM

Occupy Bach

I found this blog post so insoirational: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/its-just-a-fking-little-16th-note-but-you-have-to-play-it/?mbid=ob_ppc_science

ďWait,Ē he said. ďThis is Bach. And Bach, more than any other music, and these pieces, more than any other Bach, is music complete. This doesnít just mean itís beautiful. This means you can play this music all your life, even just this Allemande, and no matter what you do, it will expose you. It will expose everything you are and everything youíre not. It will expose everything you can do and everything you canít. It will expose everything youíve mastered and everything youíre scared of. And I donít mean just about the violin. I mean about everything. Itíll show all that today and itíll show all that when you play it again in 10 years. And people who know music, whoíve seen you play it both times, they will see you play it and know who you were and who youíve become.

ďThere is nothing you can do about this. Or actually there is only one thing you can do about it. And thatís to play the fucking music. To not play scared, even if youíre terrified. To not rush. To not short anything. Inhabit this thing. Play it full.Ē


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