Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Coming together, coming apart

Symbolism represents the common human experience.
Which is why we find certain style of music as sad and tragic or happy and vivacious. It's like the musician has understood how humans feel when they are sad, and has translated that feeling onto his musical sheet.

The strings that we listen to today evoke nostalgia, sadness, and the music is generally considered 'dark' by many listeners.

You will hear and watch a get-together of voices that are fused yet disparate -- united yet alone. Every instrument (voice) echoes a similar sentiment. The sentiment is well-known. But still, the coming together offers respite.

Imagine many war-generals in a room silently brooding over the losses in the battlefield, each of them aware of the tragedy, each of them with the same story, yet seeking solace in what each one has to say.

In the repetitions, they confirm the feeling of their hearts, and seek solace from the collectiveness. They are together, yet alone.

And then, an incident is narrated by an instrument, a scene of valour from a soldier who died. And everybody in the room in intrigued by the story and they look up to this instrument. The instrument narrates, finishes, the moment passes and the collective knowledge of the tragedy is remembered again.
(4:17 - 5:48)

And then comes the realisation (8:48), the complete realisation of the horrors they have seen. And all that has been seen can't be forgotten. Let's close our eyes and pray, and there is no point in repeating the story anymore.

The famous Adagio in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni (Remo Giazotto).

Attributing the creation to both Tomaso Albinoni and Remo Giazotto. To know why, here's a good link
Advancing Musician 

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