Posts Tagged: music


"We can no longer pretend we’re all living in different worlds because we’re on different continents."

- Philip Glass


I know,
You might roll your eyes at this,
But I’m so,
Glad that you exist.

Source: vaguelydoomed


I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.

"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”

Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?

"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.



Roger Ebert, on Hayao Miyazaki (via oh-totoro)

So relevant to my interests.

(via bradynoftarth)

Source: improv-is-easy

"'Cause everyone I know's broken, or broke, or both
And I’m sick of seeing things not turn out right."

- Julia Nunes, “Nothing’s That Great”

We have to sing this in my choral conducting class and the class is an issue for me but damn this piece is beautiful.

Die Nachtigall - Felix Mendelssohn


This remains the best no matter how many times I watch it.


I really wish we lived in a culture where dancing was just something you could do whenever (and however) you felt moved by music and the thought never crossed your mind that you might be judged or looked at weird or that people might think you “look stupid.” How are there such things as good and bad dancers? Who decided that was an okay thing by which to judge others? Why can’t you just do what feels right? People avoid dancing because they’d rather prevent being viewed as “bad” dancers than experience the joy that is moving to music.

And then they finally DO dance and they look totally ridiculous because their bodies aren’t used to it or comfortable with it. And that’s okay. It just makes me so sad that we’re taught to be ashamed of such a basic joy as young as age 6. 


21: Peace. Peace through #music has been a huge theme of this conference and it’s everywhere in the musical community. I love being a part of it. #photoaday #december


Carsie Blanton’s Baby Can Dance - OFFICIAL VIDEO (by winged269)

I’ve got the fever, y’all.



listen to this and picture yourself leaving one of the Disney parks just as it’s closing and it’s all quiet and empty, if u doNT CRY THEN IDK WHAT TO TELL YOU

(via tomorrowl-nd)

Source: charlottelabouff