Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Holding the tension of opposites is uncomfortable.  I was listening to the Victoria "Kyrie" from his Requiem recently.  During the second kyrie eleison, there is a suspension that the altos have that creates the most wonderful tension within me, it jars me for a moment.  However, I know that at some point the chord will resolve.  What if I were to sit with that tension for longer than Victoria planned when he wrote the piece?  What would it be like to sit with the tension of the two notes that create a dissonance, wanting to either dissolve into the other or resolve to an other note? 

It is that tension that allows us to move in a direction, only after sitting with the discomfort of the tension.

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