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Un blogue sur la musique par Dominique Desrosiers


What if Musical Instruments Were Body Parts

Accordion Crimes book cover

Inpiring Excerpt I thought was worth sharing from a book I'm currently reading: Accordion Crimes by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Annie Proulx,:

''You got to think a musical instrument is human or, anyway, alive,'' said Beutle. ''You take fiddle now, we say it has a neck, and in the human neck what do you find? Vocal cords like strings, where the sound comes from. Now, the accordion, we have here an instrument that breathes! It breathes, it lives. Jesus Christ! Even so without a neck. Lungs it's got. An d the piano? The keys are fingers, answering your fingers. The trumpet, the cornet, is a nose. That you blow...''