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The boundlessness of music

Jan 02, 2012 The boundlessness of music

Constantly challenging effective trial performance are evidentiary rules, procedural rules, judge-directed rules, rules, rules, and more rules.

Music helps me transcend the seeming limits of such rules. As John Coltrane said, "There is never any end. There are always new sounds to imagine."

Making imaginative music does not even require purchasing instruments from a music store nor music company, as exemplified by my late 2010 blog entry "John Cage / Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers / Zappa playing a bicycle." Now, add to that Beethoven’s "Moonlight Sonata" played on Luray Caverns’ stalactites/ stalacpipe organ, with a dripping water accompaniment.

Yesterday, my son and I returned for our second visit to Luray Caverns in Page County, Virginia, around ninety miles from Washington, D.C. This is the first time that we had a guided tour, and thus the first time that we heard the stalacpipe organ, resulting from years of effort by Leland Sprinkle (no pun intended).

Nothing apparently lives in the caverns, so deep underground, but crickets … and the stalacpipe organ.

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