creative practice: silence
The space between notes, the silence between words, the rests, the white space on the page -- all of these are as much tools of creation as are notes, words, line, and melody. It is in listening to the silences as much as to notes and words that you reach the the heart of things
Winter days and winter’s eves invite their own sort of silence, and there’ll be more to say about that in the coming days here along the music road.
You could apply these ideas to all the music we’ve spoken of here, and I encourage you to look back over your favorite piece with this in mind.
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