“Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.” ― Benjamin Disraeli
Joined on 10/6/13
Perhaps you're right.
Depends on whose life, and what subject matter, and a whole host of things.
There is more entropy in our own lives owing to the fact that we're not doing typical stable jobs (unless we got commission after commission), but how we perceive societal entropy is subjective, isn't it? And it may or may not be caused by music.
Let's just say we're all equally prone to entropy as humans. We have it in us to disturb the status quo, the current order. The process of making music can be chaotic in and of itself.
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The second law of thermodynamics appears to hold true in the universe, society, and in ourselves as individuals, but the question still is interesting to think about when it comes to a musician's life. Forget the monetary struggle for a moment, and think about the act of hearing, playing, and creating it. I still haven't made up my mind whether music decreases or increases it, but I do lean toward the side that no matter what we touch, it becomes tainted. Or, at the very least, our perspective becomes askew in our motives and desires as if to expect to get out of music what we want from it. It holds no obligation to us and may God use whatever he sees fit to do with it in each person's life.
We seek to organize sound around us in the hopes that one day it will make our life a little less chaotic, but, over time, that too is striving after the wind.