You can't have the relief without the tension.
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.