Being sexual and being musical

March 31, 2009

It occurs to me as I watch many musicians perform expressively, that this behavior might be perceived as a similar act to being erotic with one’s lover. The caress of a breast, the touch of a finger on a key; the approach of a kiss, raising your instrument high in the air and letting the melody go; the magic of entry is not so different from a musical modulation or arrival; the ebb and flow of one’s breath; the look of ecstasy on the face of a performer as they play; the interchange between musicians and lovers as they coordinate their next move; and the smile or devastation on our faces at the end. It’s a good idea IMHO to tap into this connection as a performer. No other art form can emulate love making quite so beautifully.

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