Musical catharsis: how does a person experience music?
I recalled a curious episode: a colleague had to speak at continuing education courses for school teachers. Teachers ordered a topic more than a specific one – the algorithm of musical influence on the listener. I don’t know how she, poor, got out! After all, what kind of algorithm is there – a continuous “stream of consciousness”! Is it possible to fix emotions in a strictly defined sequence, when one “floats” onto the other, hurries to force out, and there is another on the way …
BUT TO LEARN MUSIC – MANDATORY! The Greeks believed that learning should only count, write, take care of physical education, and also develop aesthetically, thanks to music. Rhetoric and logic were among the main subjects a bit later, there is nothing to say about the rest. So the music. It is tempting to talk only about instrumental music, but to do so is to artificially impoverish yourself and potential readers of this material. Therefore, we take the whole complex, as a whole.
ENOUGH, I CAN’T SO MUCH! From the famous ancient Greek scientist and encyclopedist Aristotle, only fragments of treatises have been preserved. On them it can be difficult to get an idea of the whole. For example, the term “catharsis”, which later went into aesthetics, psychology, and psychoanalysis of Z. Freud, has about one and a half thousand interpretations. Nevertheless, most researchers agree that Aristotle had in mind a severe emotional shock from what he heard, saw, or read. A keen awareness of the impossibility of continuing to passively pass along the life course comes to a person, the need for change appears. In fact, a person receives a kind of “motivational kick”. Wasn’t the youth of perestroika pissed off, having barely heard the sounds of Viktor Tsoi’s song “Change requires our hearts”, although the song itself was written before perestroika: Isn’t the heart rate quickening and full of healthy patriotism listening to the duet of Lyudmila Zykina and Julian with a song “Mother and Son”:
SONGS AS A WINE OF A HUNDRED ANNIVERSARY By the way, a sociological survey was conducted where respondents were asked: whose female and male voices can have a healing, cleansing effect, relieve pain and suffering, wake up in the shower best memories? The answers turned out to be quite predictable. They chose Valery Obodzinsky and Anna German. The first was unique not only in vocal data, but also in that it sang in an open voice – a rarity on the modern stage, many performers “cover up” the voice. The voice of Anna German is clear, crystal, angelic, taking us away from worldly vanities somewhere to a higher and ideal world: the “Bolero” of composer Maurice Ravel is recognized as male, erotic, offensive music. You are filled with selflessness and courage by listening to the “Holy War” performed by the choir of G. Alexandrov: And watch the clip of the contemporary original artist – Igor Rasteryaev “Russian Road”. Precisely clip! And then the performance of a song with an accordion no longer seems frivolous or frivolous: Author – Pavel Malofeev (There are no votes yet)