Tuesday, September 06, 2016

With the eyes of a child

Listen, hear the sound
The child awakes
Wonder all around
The child awakes
That sketch was sent by schoolchildren to thank David and Gill Munrow for an early music workshop*. It appears in Margaret Jones' thoughtful essay titled 'In a child's mind' for the MusiCB3 blog on the importance of exposing young people to classical music. My interview with David Munrow's mentor and record producer Christopher Bishop can be read via this link. The verse is taken from John Lodge's Eyes of a Child on the Moody Blues 1969 album To Our Children's Children. As the Sōtō Zen master Shunryu Suzuki told us:
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few... This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.
* Sketch is (c) Music Department of the Cambridge University Library. Any copyrighted material is included as "fair use" for critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

2 comments:

billoo said...

Thanks for those wonderful thoughts, pli.

Thought you might like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4gPjMh0maU

Pliable said...

Billoo, many thanks for that. I am glad that someone still appreciates nuances. Because as another reader pointed out some time ago, we're losing nuances and nuances are very underrated.

http://www.overgrownpath.com/2013/10/were-losing-nuances-and-nuances-are.html