March 23, 2009

From Alan Coady:

Re: Language of music may really be universal (March 20): While I have always felt music to be the universal language, I am alightly uneasy with the notion that the ability to identify happiness/sadness is a good way to go about proving this. The problem is that each of these emotions is more or a spectrum than a fixed state. For example, assuming it is agreed that both serenity and elation are happy states, it is unlikely that any musician would portray these moods using similar music. The same would be true when trying to convey a wistful mood as opposed to a tragic mood.

Alan Coady


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