Literally Musical

Literally Musical, originally uploaded by ardeton_quartet.

Every writer knows how inadequate the English language can be in certain situations. Unless you go into onomatapoiea in a big way, it is difficult to describe music in a meaningful way.

This week I’m dealing with a particularly inventive conductor. A collection of words used to instruct us on the sounds he wanted (come to your own conclusions as to what they were), I’ll start with the easy ones: sultry, silvery, kinky, shining, buzzing, conic, like a spurt then a drip, garlicy, no garlic with cream.


And tomorrow, the orchestra enters the world of podcasting…

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