Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke
On this extraordinary talk, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor talks about a pure right brain experience she had as the result of a stroke. Her pure right brain experience sounds like what it feels like when I listen to late Beethoven.
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but I no longer have my baroque flute. Now my modern flute spends most of its time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.