Music is enough for a lifetime - but a lifetime is not enough for music.— Sergei Rachmaninoff
Uplifting Modern Music quotations
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.
Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.
I really like the city of Vienna. I like its art, its music and its architecture. In short, I like the culture that Vienna represents. What really captures me is the period around 1900 - the time of Freud, Schnitzler and Klimt. This is the period in which the modern view of mind was born.
With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.
First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
My music is not modern, it is merely badly played
Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world.
I had no idea of the historical evolution of the civilized world's music and had not realized that all modern music owes everything to Bach.
Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name.
It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It's the rhythm that gets to the kids – they're starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners.
Music is a gut thing. You're working in a medium which is more in touch with the primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There's a congregation.
How great musicians demonstrate a mutual respect and trust on the bandstand can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life, understanding what it means to be a global citizen in the most modern sense.
Half of the modern world goes back as far as Pearl Jam.
The real historians go back to U2. But they need to go back further. They have to go back to the '50s and '60s, where things started. That's how you get to be your own personality, by studying the masters. Rock and roll was white kids trying to make black music and failing, gloriously!
Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now.
Modern music is people who can't think signing artists who can't write songs to make records for people who can't hear.
Modern music is three farts and a raspberry, orchestrated.
In the hysterical technocracy of modern music, sorrow is sent to the back of the class where it sits, pissing its pants in mortal terror.
We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music.
No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.
I like musicianship, and it's quite lacking in most modern popular music.
You're always safe with old Chicago, the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, or Tower of Power.
The bar... is an exercise in solitude. Above all else, it must be quiet, dark, very comfortable-and, contrary to modern mores, no music of any kind, no matter how faint. In sum, there should be no more than a dozen tables, and a client that doesn't like to talk.
Modern European composers...have very largely received their stimulus, their rhythms and impulses from Machine Age America. They have a much older tradition of musical technique which has helped them put into musical terms a little more clearly the thoughts that originated here. They can express themselves more glibly.
There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
The time is probably not far distant when music will stand revealed perchance as the mightiest of the arts, and certainly as the one art peculiarly representative of our modern world, with its intense life, complex civilization, and feverish self-consciousness.
What matters in modern music is not the part you can write down, the words and the tune, but the rest - the texture, the atmosphere, the references and associations.
Music is neither old nor modern: it is either good or bad music, and the date at which it was written has no significance whatever.
However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view.
I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
The first typical adolescent of modern times was Wagner's Siegfried.
: the music of Siegfried expressed for the first time that combination of (provisional) purity, physical strength, naturism, spontaneity and joie de vivre which was to make the adolescent the hero of our twentieth century, the century of adolescence.
'Modern Love' completes the EP as an intricate musical piece weaving in and out of complex rhythms. There is even a beatless ambient mix that shows Subb-an has more strings to his bow. We are always keen to push artists out of their comfort zone and really show the world what they are capable of.
The academic area of new music or modern music festivals is not something which attracts me at all.
I'm not an anti-online person. I get what the modern world's about and I understand that that's the nature of music dissemination.
The blues echoes right through into soul, R&B and hip hop.
It's part of the make-up of modern music. You can't turn your back on the blues.
I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.
We live in a modern world, and in contemporary music the central fact is contamination. Not the contamination of disease but the contamination of musical styles. If you find this in me, that is good.
There's always been good and bad music.
Many composers hide behind modern music in order to not make music.
DJing for people is fun until someone comes up with a phone screen that has 'PLAY SOME RIHANNA' written on it. I prefer to play older songs because they're the ones I personally enjoy dancing and singing along to and modern dance music bores my brains out.