Sunday, November 17

A thought on Melody and Inspiration while listening to "Crepuscolo Sul Mare"

This melody, for some reason, moved me to tears. Maybe because I have been trying for the last two months to compose something which can in no way equal the beauty and simplicity of this simple melody. 

Where does a melody come from? Where "was" it before it came into existence? 

What a mysterious thing inspiration is! It does not obey any laws, it cannot be captured; it can come upon the musically untrained or even the musically illiterate, while at the same time, it mocks those who have spent a lifetime studying music. Inspiration does not depend on time, studies, knowledge, effort. It comes when you do not expect it, and hides away when you are desperately looking for it. 

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