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Old 02-13-2018, 04:30 AM   #1
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Do our eyes collaborate in the act of listening to music?

Music is art for the ears, more precisely for that part of the brain that processes sounds. However watching the musicians play one gets engaged with that coming through the eyes at the same time! And one thing feeds the other. This happens when you go to the theater to listen to music, maybe the concert hall. When playing a record or just closing the lid of the notebook you are accessing youtube with, only the sound reaches you. You could say the ethereal only is there. Vision is more like the sense of tact, almost like tact at a distance and hence, corporeal.

And however experience undoes this reasoning (of course you could want not being disturbed by the images and prefer, at that moment, not taking care of it). It's as if we need to use all our senses to embrace the musical act. Because, after all, somewhere there is or were some people playing. Now watch this woman playing and tell me if she justifies my words.

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