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  • Music is, ah, hire of relation than always more philosophy.

  • Music is the electric soil in which the spirit lives, thinks in events.

  • That is a quote by Ludwig van Beethoven and I just performed for you the third movement of his Sonata and F minor Opus 57 Number 23.

  • So catching my breath over 57 Number 23 which is also called the Apache Nada Sonata.

  • Um, this piece was composed in 18 05 and around this time he also composed other pieces, such as his Eroica Symphony, which the Start Symphony Y'all's composed his Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano, and he also composes forthe Piano Concerto.

  • Beethoven's music is usually categorized into three different periods.

  • We have his early period, we have his middle period, and we have his late period and passionate, and the other pieces I mentioned would fit into his middle period, which ranges from 80 No.

  • One to about 18 16 early 19th century.

  • And in this period, we see Bates have been exploring greater harmonic contrast.

  • We seem exploring larger ranges and instruments register wise.

  • We also see him exploring greater dynamic contrasts as well and he's just exploring someone different sounds and ways of communicating through music.

  • He was very innovative, and he was very much so inspired by his great contemporary, such as Bach, Haydn and Mozart.

  • However, we see him that he is exploring new sounds, and he's starting to deviate away from the previous classical forms, which often gives him the deserving title of the linking bridge between the classical era and the romantic era.

  • So why this brief history lesson on Beethoven?

  • Well, it is his 250th birthday this year, and I think it's so amazing that his music is still relevant today in the 21st century and that it touches the souls of many people.

  • And how haunting is it that whenever his music is played, amasses from his heart 250 years ago comes to life?

  • I think that's pretty amazing.

  • So let's fast forward to 2020.

  • We're in the 21st century.

  • In a new decade, we're constantly evolving US humans.

  • Technology's advancing.

  • And, yeah, I think technology is such an amazing thing.

  • I was listening to Ted talk earlier about how they're using technology.

  • There's a guy that uses a video games and A I system to able to solve cures for certain sicknesses like That's amazing.

  • I never get tired of traveling on the airplane.

  • Just the way the plane lifts off in the air gets so excited.

  • We have smart phones.

  • You can face him with someone across the world is just phenomenal.

  • And so I've noticed that they're kind of two main themes.

  • There's focus on communication and connection, and I find that even with all this happening there still a disconnect, we're still strong with depression and anxiety.

  • And I would wonder what it would look like if we decided to really communicate, decided to really make that important face to face contact and not just kind of blew it away with a cell phone or would look like if at family gatherings we actually talked with each other.

  • Smile, that someone with that What we walked by on the street, Um, and going back to the quote earlier music is, ah, hire revelation that I wasn't a philosophy.

  • Music is electoral soil on which acute sense, spirit lives, thinks and events.

  • I think what Beethoven is saying and what I interpret it as is basically saying that music is human.

  • And I think that the greatest innovation of all time is actually human connection because it's really that's ever present.

  • And it's so powerful.

  • And so speaking of human connection since we're in 2020 and since we are innovators and this is the Ted talk, I thought we really cool if I could innovate right now and oppose right now on stage.

  • So I need a brave volunteer from the audience to come up on stage for me.

  • Please.

  • Yes.

  • You come on up.

  • Hi.

  • What's your name?

  • Sarah.

  • I sir.

  • How are you?

  • I'm good.

  • How are you?

  • Are you nervous?

  • No.

  • Okay.

  • Okay.

  • So come to the piano and I want you to choose about five or six notes within this range.

  • Any random?

  • Yeah.

  • Anyone.

  • Thank you so much.

  • We go back to your seat, so I'm going to compose a song out of those five notes, and I'm going to title it.

  • Swan Song X.

  • Okay.

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