Teo’s Poem to “Chance” Music of composer Charles Ives

7/18/16 Charles Ives – Concord Piano Sonata  ( I suggest listening to this piece on YouTube for a couple of minutes!!)

Adjectives: Intensity, challenging, talking voices

“Treat them with respect and they sing together. Discordance prevails when respect is a forgotten jewel. Listen to the quiet times, as there can be gentle disagreement without discordance. The crowds shout their angry surprises begging to be heard among the mass of similarity. Rescue the few who bring light into a world casting shadows. Talk to one another, unless the music is too loud. In that case, we have no choice but to sing. The world needs all of its musical notes to compose its masterpieces. Remember, that rests are just as important.”         – Matteo Musso

What do you take from this lyric poem?  Read it again from the perspective of someone who has been silent 11/12ths of his life…the meaning may surprise you!

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