Many composers welcomed attention, spotlight, and scandals as a path to success. They wanted a large audience. Schoenberg was exposed to scandals and more spotlight because of his music. In Satie’s case, it was the opposite. He wanted his music to fade into the background.
Beethoven knew his life was slowly approaching its end, starting with his hearing and instead of interacting and talking to people, he does what he loves which is creating beautiful music. What is also peculiar is the fact that Beethoven only has a certain amount of time left to listen to anything in the world, and he chooses to listen to the same waltz and make new variances of it. That proves how powerful and important music is to Beethoven, and the effect it has in his
I personally like to listen to the actual lyrics to the song to see what the composer is actually trying to say. Many songs have deep, double meaning behind them and many people do not fully catch onto it. Although, some do, they do not always get the right interpretation. The composer can be trying to convey a positive or negative message with the song and the audience can grasp the complete opposite. In the essay "Against Interpretation", I agree with Sontag in that many interpretations are a simple statement that take away the deep meaning it originally had.
Art is a great way to express yourself when you are unable to do so through words. I, myself, have always found it difficult to communicate my feelings through words. Art allows me to use my thoughts and emotions to create something beautiful. Though I am a visual artist and I am untalented in the other arts, I do appreciate them. I enjoy going to plays and listening to music.
An example of an Aristotelian Theatre character is be Roy M. Cohn from Angels In America. An example of a Curious Theatre character is Wordsworth from The Appeal. The two theatrical approaches to characters are very different. Although both authors use real people and real events or circumstance as a base for their own creation, Aristotelian and Curious Theatre build their character differently and for different purposes. The audience are able to witness Roy’s character development and he is there to contribute to the plot of the play.
Unfortunately, instead of being engaging, they felt gimmicky and trite. For instance: act two started with a bizarre dance of neon skeletons. As an observer, I felt as this was a gimmicky way to extend the length of the performance. One strength I noted, is the idea of using the musical pieces to express the characters inner thoughts. This is an excellent idea for adding modernization since this play does work neatly with adding theatrical elements such as music.
If I were to be back in the day and listened to this song, I believe it would motivate me to be my own person and resist the powerful society. The emotions that I feel when I hear this song is that it makes me happy and motivated. The song gives me a emotion to be a good person and rise up to be the best person of my ability. Another song that brings out the same emotion as “Dream On” is a song by Pink Floyd called “Comfortably Numb”. In this song Pink Floyd eludes to being comfortably numb with who you are and being okay with not going along with how society is.
I thought to myself, “Why would he not change his lyrics?” Then I realized why it was so important. This to me illuminates why writing has the ability to capture some of the best moments of our lives. It would be inauthentic to alter these moments. Not only do we write to capture the moment, but writing captures truth. Hence, writing is authentic.
Music plays an important role in how we feel, and that is the purpose of listening to music during training. It doesn 't matter if you use a compact disc or a MP3 player as long as you have the right music. You want to control the way you feel to maximize your training intensity. I like to listen to a variety of music, and most of the time I don’t spend much time worrying about whether to listen to Heavy Metal, Rap, 90’s Grunge,
Denny Schneidemesser – Crayon Dragon Easily my favorite composition of all time, Denny Schneidemesser’s Crayon Dragon is an impressive work of adventure. Not ironically, the title is as playful as the actual piece. But that is not to say that it is not well thought out. Schneidemesser is a modern composer who focus on writing film score pieces. He likes to play around with ideas and create dramatic, adventure filled pieces on the side, and I appreciate the small details he frequently uses.
Hearing another person’s music describe the exact emotions of so many people in this world is remarkable. Thinking that there is no way someone could have actually put these thoughts and emotions into words, and knowing that another person feels the same way is a sentiment of unimaginable relief. Different people connect deeply with various thoughts, words, and harmonies, and hearing a song that achieves all of those qualities is a rare occurrence. The purpose of creating music is not to make money or become famous. The purpose of music is to express oneself and let the world experience any angst or struggles together and to help people in need of hearing another person’s voice saying that no one is alone.