Music has a great power to recall emotions and situations. Is it any different for musicians and performers who spend so much of their life in music? This was read by its author, MaryBeth Smith, as part of last week’s Open Mic. It’s a wonderful window into the life of a musician and performer.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s write-up of our Open Mic: Exploring Earth. It was an exciting gathering!
Music accesses a deep part of the brain. Music, along with fragrance, has the power to transport, through memory, to another time and space. One whiff, two chords, are enough to start the time machine and elicit a flood of feeling, sensations, and thoughts.
I’m classically trained as a singer and pianist. I spent several years as a radio announcer at classical music stations, and grew up in a household where music of all genres played constantly. To say that I have a “soundtrack” for my life is an understatement. And yet — do you ever really notice the wallpaper? Sometimes I think that since music was always “on,” I don’t have those auditory snapshot moments where an event, a person, a circumstance, is crystallized somewhere in the recesses, folds, and wetware of my cranium. Or perhaps I have too many, and so I take them for granted. It is…
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