September 21, 2021

Why do I compose?

Mozart said: I cannot write poetically, for I am no poet. I cannot make fine artistic phrases that cast light and shadow, for I am no painter. I can neither by signs nor by pantomime express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer; but I can by tones, for I am a musician.

OK, but what good do I achieve?
Herbie Hancock said: Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference.

OK, but what if I am not sure about how I feel about life?
Leonard Bernstein said: Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.

OK, but what if people don’t like it?
John Lennon said: Trying to please everybody is impossible—if you did that, you’d end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You’ve just got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it.

OK, but what if my best changes in time?
Schubert said: Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.

OK, but what is then the beauty of music?
Roy Ayers said: The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.

OK…

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