Friday, May 1, 2009

Surely you remember the thrill of watching a trapeze artist move as if flying from one swinging bar to another, seemingly suspending both time and gravity.

It's quite like the thrill of moving from one fully sustained whole note to the next. Think of what will happen if you let go too soon.

Sound is the medium within which we move. It supports us as water supports the swimmer. Letting go of it is like pulling the plug on the ocean--not a great idea unless, of course, we have a terrific reason for doing so.