Music is the essence of life

I dedicate this little essay to all these anonymous musicians who brighten ordinary people’s lives, day after day.

In the beginning there was the note. From the note originated the sound. Man learned how to use his body and how to create instrumentals, digging deep into Mother Nature’s prevalent models, constantly revising and prefectionnating his techniques. The trees were some of his tools and the birds some model of organized orchestra.
I wonder if you could stand still for a minute and imagine a world without any kind of music? I couldn’t, because such a silence is rather terrifying to listen to. Taking a solitary walk in a “silent” forest during a Summer afternoon is nevertheless a symphony of birds and bees and other insects and animals alltogether.

Music can take so many forms. We are more sensitive to styles and musical forms that we particularly like. I myself love the kind of music that talks to my soul. It doesn’t always have to come from professionals, it could emerge from anonymous underground Parisian Metro or London Tube players, who are playing all the ways, whether people are taking attention or not.

I like it when an artist manages to make me understand the depth of his music. I like it when I suddenly find myself vanishing into the music and becoming the music itself: my sould becomes attentive, while my head shakes in accordance with the rhythm.

The music and I are then one.

Copyright by Isabelle Esling
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7 thoughts on “Music is the essence of life”

  1. eminem i love your album, and your song with rihanna, and i do hope that you all will do a video to the song “love the way you lie” your album is a “masterpiece” i love your music, very much.

  2. the song that you did “love the way you lie” is such a deep song and it speaks to the soul . all you have to do is listen with your ears and let your mind soak in the lyrics that speaks “volumes” to people who are in relationships are have been in one and things did not go as planned. thank you for such a beautiful song, and album.

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