this is nothing new, really ... yet, it seems in this day and age we don't really take these truths seriously. scientific studies aside, music has ALWAYS been a source of enormous power amidst humanity ... just think about it ...
"love, love, love --
that is the
soul of genius."
~ w. a. mozart
these are two of my FAVORITE professional performers.
if you are a classical musician, or even if not, you ought to watch a youtube video...
you won't be able to stop! they are simply unbelievably brilliant on stage.
and check out this workshop they run! what a fantastic avenue for musicians to explore!
>igudesman & joo workshops
"The workshop explores often-ignored and less practiced aspects of music making and encourages musicians to be more open to such aspects, which may include improvisation, choreography, theatricality, psychology of performance, stage manner and presentation, different styles of music, classical and non-classical rhythm, composition, dramaturgy, and humor."
wonderful comedy and satire in a musical theater voice. written and performed by friends and colleagues of mine, richard and sandy riccardi ... just a small stroke of brilliance.
"Welcome to the creative crisis. Welcome to a nation unable to solve its problems, incapable of civil discourse, bogged down in a morass of multicultural conflict, and lagging the global innovation marketplace. Just look forward a generation or two, and this will be America if we do not address the dearth of investment in art and imaginative capacity."