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I came across an article by a person called Viran Pandya. The blog or journal is located on The university of Yorks culture magazine website, titled the Zahir magazine.
It backs up my personal beliefs that music is more than just a soundtrack to our lives. Any type of music can be looked at as more than just something you listen to. Music is a social tool that can be used to express yourself to simply by the connection of falling into that state where nothing else around you is there, or by letting music in you so much that you get up and dance.
Music brings people together and it lets us come together with interest that can be divided into genre’s different scenes a social tool that people use indirectly and the fact that there is always new music available it definitely gives a solid stamp to a time and place in the history of your life that you will never forget even if you don’t like the tune.
There has been many times in my life where I have heard a song or even a advert that has taken me back to a time when I was young or the other side of it where you relate a certain song to a time of heartache, we have all been through that.
The article gave a great introduction of how music brings people together and the example used was when people who like a similar band go to their concert and they are united by the fact they all love the songs, they all know the word and the all sing them together united in the moment and brought together interacting and engaging in the moment. Memories are made at this point.
One thing ive never really gave much consideration to at this point is the importance of what the visuals of a performance looks like in the area that I am researching. I understand that its important to move around and engage. I wonder if I could say that the music gives possible 70% of the performance and the visuals are 30%. Where did I get this from, I just made it up due to experience of live performance and what I would probably set as a bench mark to go from. Im going to look more into this. Certainly when I approach gigs that are with people in palliative care I’m aware that a lot of them are not mobile and will require the audio and visual element more than someone that can express their delight with movement or dance.
This article has made me think a little more deeply into the facts that there is music then there is the visual elements of it that are probably Just as important the music itself. The article sums it up nicely that music is multi dimensional and that it takes on forms depending on the age, the genre and the identity of the listener.
This article ahs made me think that the importance of visual and audio need to