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Talking about music

When it comes to writing about music, one of the most fascinating questions will be: Can you actually talk about music? Certainly you can talk about music's components - whatever you consider them to be (take all that analysis that helps you to grasp what your piece of art is made of). But is it, after all, possible to get hold of the essence of music by verbal means?

To answer the question we should first try to find out where to look in search of the essentials. I subscribe to the idea that music is, first and foremost, communication. Communication of what? Let's consider how our spoken language evolved in the first place in the course of the evolution (at least what some researchers suggest). First there were sounds that conveyed the most essential signals, vital to our survival and close to an instinctive behavior.

Then, big as our human brains were (in comparison to many other species that behaved similarly), this form of communication grew more sophisticated, embracing mo…