Thursday, September 25, 2008

It Hit Me

Music is like fiction.  It's all about tension and release.  Music isn't interesting if there is no conflict.  Even in Palestrina's music, harmonically perfect music, it's there.  You can't have music without the V, I.  You've got to have the cadence.  Conflict, suspension, dissonance, anticipation--all these things make music perfect.  

You can't have the relief without the tension.

4 comments:

Candace said...

that's so true.
that's why i cried when i listened to "when david heard."
that's what it's all about.

Bailey said...

That's what I love about film scores. Everything is conflict and anticipation. Waiting for a note to resolve is what I live for, haha.

KeithMont said...

think about this, my fiction teacher says this:
fiction is manipulation.

or fiction is deception.

i dont remember. maybe both.

Jason G said...

hmm music is about deception too.
who doesn't love a V that doesn't resolve to a I?
well, as long as it does later..