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I personally enjoy a few. Some of Missio. Some Alt-J. What are your thoughts?
I wasn't saying music isn't mentally stimulating, I meant it wasn't intellectually stimulating in most cases. People listen for the rhythm, beats, instruments, lyrics and the vocals. No one is going to listen to a song on repeat about Einstein's theory of special relativity (prove me wrong) hahaMusic is extraordinarily mentally stimulating. No activity lights up more areas of the brain. Which track is most stimulating to you is probably primarily dictated by what you like, and secondarily by the complexity of the music.
Taro is chill.I personally enjoy a few. Some of Missio. Some Alt-J. What are your thoughts?
Woah. The amount of variance in style was totally unexpected. It was like an abstract story. So much happening at once - Must have taken an insane amount of coordination, practice, and memorization.
I really like that.Additionally, I find the music of Laurie Spiegel to be incredibly captivating in terms of patterns and layering. The computer generated album "Unseen Worlds" was composed and coded entirely by Laurie Spiegel and is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have ever heard:
That Laurie Spiegel track was so immersive and hypnotic.I don't know if I have ever found music to be intellectually stimulating, but it depends on what is meant by that. I find more intellectual stimulation in conversation, reading or writing. But I usually don't have much going on at all in my head when I listen to music. It's more about how the music is able to remove me from my thoughts, and draw me entirely into the listening experience. The more captivating the music, the less that goes on in my head - and that's a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
I guess I meditate on music which could then potentially put me in a creative state of mind. Maybe that's what is meant by OP. Is that intellectual? I don't know, I guess it depends on the output. In my case, I feel like it's more a matter of intuition and what might emerge from the depths of my subconscious. But I cannot think constructively and listen to music at the same time because both require me to engage different cognitive processes. Multi-tasking has never been something that comes easily to me - it's either one or the other.
So I've had to think for a while about the OP because there is so much music, and I find it hard to pick something specific. However, Alice Coltrane comes pretty close in terms what would inspire creativity for me:
Additionally, I find the music of Laurie Spiegel to be incredibly captivating in terms of patterns and layering. The computer generated album "Unseen Worlds" was composed and coded entirely by Laurie Spiegel and is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have ever heard:
Philip Glass was commissioned by the Michelson-Morley Centennial Celebration at Case Western Reserve University in 1987 to write a symphony to commemorate the Michelson-Morley experiment on the speed of light. It's impossible however, to find a decent quality performance anywhere on the web, but I highly recommend finding a recording somewhere.
The fuzzy recording below is the only version I can find - but it's doesn't really do the piece justice, I much prefer the now unavailable version by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, which had a lot more energy and momentum to it - reminiscent of the trajectory of light particles. Anyway: