e_phemera wrote:Parlez wrote:I'm not sure what he means by the first quote, about the score and how things stay in his ears and become odd devices...? It sort of sounds to me like he's plugged himself into a few 'things' over the years, but I won't venture to guess what they might be, or to argue with his point of view!
What do you think now, Parlez? (approaching it from what I said in the earlier post)
Sorry, e_phemera, I just checked in here (after some serious gandering in ) and saw your question for me. In answer, I thought Johnny was talking more about the musical sounds that come into his ears, not about the sounds he makes (or has made) that come into ours. I'm no musicologist, so I can only express a fleeting thought about how certain sounds, or combinations of sounds, do tend to set up psychological or emotional responses in the brain which can't be easily identified (as in labeled) but linger there nonetheless. I still don't know what he means by those things being 'odd devices'...whether he's talking about the composer who intentionally mixes sounds together to get a certain response from the listener, or if he's talking about something more intangible...more...ephemeral.
Anyway, it's great to have you aboard ONBC! Thanks so much for your insights -