Few people are spared the occasional experience of being gripped by the obstinate unfolding of an imagined line of music. Although the sound might not exist at the present moment in the real world, or be audible to anyone else, it can seem compellingly, maddeningly real. An episode of this sort often seems more like the reliving of a tune than the simple remembering of it.
If I remember hearing a concert performance of Brahms’s Second Symphony, the memory might include something about the hall, the view from my seat, how many movements there were, the perfume of someone in the row behind me, a bit of lush orchestral timbre, and the expressive resonance of the piece. But if the second theme gets stuck in my head, it’s a totally different experience—I seem not to remember, but rather to rehear the entire thing. A quality that distinguishes it from most imaginings as well as most memories is its repetitiveness: Once the tune comes to an end, it loops around and starts playing again from the beginning.
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Flight of the Bumble Bee on Bass Trombone. Yeah
I fully expected to have my mind blown and I just can’t
Truly amazing what musicians can do <3
What a thug life
YO ANIME JESUS HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Mike Tyson displaying some of the best head movement ever seen in professional boxing.
Mothafuckin’ mike tyson.
This is beyond incredible. This is an art.
Re-repost. This is a thing of beauty.
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