Sunday, April 02, 2006

A Mood That Passes Through You

Have you seen the move "The Piano?" In it, Holly Hunter's character Ada plays the piano. Listeners commented that her music was like "a mood that passes through you."

I remember when I first saw the movie. I think it came out in the late 1980's. But the music... ah that music hypnotized me and went perfectly with the visuals on screen. I loved that music and indeed, it was like a mood that passed through you. Nothing you could grasp per se, but something about that music that called up poignant memories of things that may or may not have happened.

A lot of people who saw the movie and listened to the soundtrack describe the music as "New Age." That's fine by me.

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