Monday, April 25, 2016
Sometimes, when I was still willing to sit in an audience, before the playing started at the symphony I would sit and contemplate what it had required for that to happen.
Music was created/refined.
Instruments were created/refined.
Music notation was devised.
Architecture and acoustic science and building techniques and materials were developed to be able to build the concert hall.
Composers studied and learned and were creative enough to write the music I was going to hear.
Each and every musician in the orchestra and learned and studied and practiced (and continued to do so) for hour and hours for years and years to become good enough to get a position in the orchestra.
People somewhere in the world were working to provide the power for lighting and air control.
All this massive amount of human time and effort to come to this point where I could sit for a few hours and enjoy beautiful music.