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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I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. — Albert Einstein

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