I've always believed that art and science are intertwined--that they bleed into one another, that they give one another life. This clip, from the TED Conference "Note and Neurons" mostly shows off the power of music and the power of the crowd--and it is amazing. The conference goes on to talk about different sciences that can help explain why we love music and how music functions.
When I was a kid, my parents put me in piano class. And it's one of the greatest regrets of my life to not have tried during that point in my life. I really, really wanted to play the violin--so I sat in piano class and let my mind wander off, instead of paying attention. Now, I'm an adult, and a singer-songwriter--and I really, really wish I could sight read better than I can.
This video reminds of the power of music and how much music inspires me and my life. Perhaps I'll teach myself how to sight read.