Sound and rhythm are pure and unadulterated elements of our environment that play a big part in our mood and in our energy level. Since the beginning of the world as we know it, humans have tried to explain creation and have disagreed on the nature of our creator. Independently of what or whom one believes created the universe and the environment that surrounds us, the reality is that the composer of the sounds of nature understands how we function and how we feel. The resonance of the wind whistling through the branches of a tree, the leafs obeying and dancing to the sound, the birds chirping atop electrical wires, a water fall humming a monotone tune and creating a steady rhythm as it crashes on the rocks below, the echo of thunder following the consistent beat of rainfall, the cries of the wolves in the distant, the buzzing of the bees working tirelessly, the calming sound of a canoe threading through the calm waters of a lake, the call of the loon on a misty summer morning as the sun rises silently in the horizon. These are sounds that are often accompanied by great memories of times spent in graceful solitude or in great company, sounds that have the ability to help us recall unforgettable moments – and usually every memory is attached to a tune, a sound, a song.
Music recreates nature. It eludes our senses, carries us to places of wonder, and attaches sound to memories, just like nature. Hence, music is nature, perhaps a fabricated rendition, but nonetheless as pure as the natural sounds that emanate from all living elements of our planet. It is magical not only because it has the mysterious ability to bring out the strongest of emotions but also because it is the result of inspiration and of the channeling of energy that surrounds us all.
For those who listen, there are those who first create; for those who create, there is also the need to listen, to feel, to channel. The melodies and the words of a song, the instrumentation of a score, the silent anticipation before the music begins and the lingering stillness after the sounds die down are all crucial elements of what and how we feel when we listen to music. Concurrently, the creator experiences similar emotions when he or she begins the process of writing a song, anticipating the flow of creativity, then experimenting with different sounds and patterns, and finally basking in the glory of creation by replaying the tune in the stillness of thought.
Music is the result of a partnership between the creator and the listener. Nature on its own cannot exude inspiration if it does not have an audience; music suffers from the predicament. At writemytune.com we strive to create for listeners who inspire us and who, in turn, will be inspired by the opportunity to turn memories into music. Let’s create the sounds of your own memories!