Thursday, 26 March 2009

The Power of Mozart

Something about his music just hits the spot. When I am feeling confused, low, angry, or even happy, I can play mozart and hear/experience purity, perfection and youth. His cheeky knack at finding that hysterical sweet spot within his compositions can bring a tear to the eye. Mozart’s means of expression is precisely as ‘simple’ and as ‘complicated’ as are emotions, it explores every avenue, until every possibility appears to have been exhausted, but then you realise the possibilities are endless. Exploring loneliness and affection mixed with a dreamy sense of fun.

His music provides comfort, warmth, and mental enrichment. This is possibly due to such a broad mix of tonality, and a stylish sequencing of notes that would provide a form of musical witticism which could only have been concieved by a bombastic genius, exposing your inner child that never wants to disappear. Light and fluffy on the outside, multi layered complexity underneath, which pulls one by the ears to the depths of hell and the loftiest clouds of heaven.
Whether it is eine kleine nachtmusik (personal favourite), the marriage of figaro, or symphony No 40, it has the effect of an addictive drug, I will get withdrawal symptoms, crave it and when I expose my ears to his creation again it raises my conciousness to another level, providing the perfect escape leaving my mind refreshed. I can physically freeze, having to put all my energy into absorbing this aural feast and feel all the better for it. I can play a single track over and over again without getting bored of it, focusing each time on the different layers of thought that went into its creation.

As much as I love various musical genres such as heavy metal, blues, jazz, prog rock, new age, reggae and various other classical composers, mozart has to be the most timeless of all the artists. If Beethoven is the soul of classical music, Bach being the backbone, mozart is most certainly the face, being able to communicate on so many levels with just a single piece (that sounds ironic coming from me as I am not very good at reading faces!). Sensory sensitivity has its advantages!


AS-4-L said...

My dad always listened to classical music and I associate it with "bring old". The last grasp of any youth I think I have will be lost when I start listening to classical music. I'm already obsessed with the central heating, turning off lights when you leave the room and many other things my dad did that I swore I'd never do.

Beastinblack said...

Well I couldnt give a damn about how old or modern it sounds, or about 'grasping youth'. Good music is good music, whatever the genre may be. I used to be obsessed with classical music when I was only 5, and used to play in orchestra's when during most of my school life. Mozart was a genius and modern social status wont change that. I listen to everything my mum and dad listen to because IMO modern music is just overproduced trash, with little heart or organic creativity. Too much reliance on mixing, dubbing and computers. It is exactly that stereotype of it being 'old people's music' that prevents its beauty being experienced by many people. Being an individual with AS I am already outside that circle by default! Music has a huge impact on my psyche more than it does with most people. Any live band that is slightly out of tune I have to walk out because I have absolute pitch and it drives me crazy. Mozart's Jupiter symphony no 41 is just...gorgeous. Certain music stays timeless and I just resist the mainstream pressure of just being into what everyone else is.