Monday, October 18, 2010

Lately I have been making music together with a fine singer of French chansons, one of the things I most enjoy in all of music. Do I practice them? Not actually. But I sing them constantly: every idle moment a phrase of one or the other is wafting through my entire being. This is perhaps why I love songs so much: I am entirely at their mercy. Actually playing them together with the singer is like giving vent to one's deepest subconscious responses to the song. An ideal art form.