Almost Makes Me Believe

I really shouldn’t try to listen singing when I’m working.  A human voice will pull me out of the work.  Particularly when it is counter tenor, David Daniels singing  Che Faró Senza, Euridice.  It is sublime.  If I were the least bit religious I would call it the voice of god, but I don’t want to take away from the genius of Gluck who created this music.  It’s probably why music is such a strong thread through the EDGE books.  It’s mathematics made tangible.  The music of the spheres.

3 Responses to Almost Makes Me Believe

  • JaniceG says:

    I can’t listen to vocal music when I’m editing. I tend to jazz or big band. I’ve also found that the best instrumental music to listen to while doing mind-numbing tasks like indexing is piano rag :->

  • Melinda Snodgrass says:

    I shouldn’t listen to vocal music because I often just stop writing, lift my hands off the keyboard, and lose myself in the music. I sang seriously for so many years that I start breathing as if I’m singing it, and working out the phrasing. :)

    I love big band too. My dad had a Dixieland jazz band back in the late 20’s and 30’s.

    Right now I’m listening to the the title music from the A & E Pride and Prejudice.

  • I’ve noticed that persuasive effect of really good music; I think of it as the “argumentum ad harmoniam.”

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