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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Rest is Silence. By John von Daler

                         #Silence is the sea in which musicians swim. Ask Carl Nielsen or Mozart for that matter. They will tell you how important the rests, the pauses are in forming the music.

                Ask Rodin how his shapes are influenced by the room, the space, the air in which they exist.
                Ask the Roux family how empty your palate should be to savor their food.
                Ask Vermeer where the canvas stops and the painting begins.
                Ask Kenneth Branagh about using silence in monologues.
                Why when we read stories are we always so taken with what appears, but rarely think of what is absent? Reading between the lines is not an exercise for wits and critics. It is a necessary part of understanding a story. Think of all those things the writer chose to exclude. They are significant too.

                The blank page is the clear, pregnant belly of the story waiting to be born.  

                My book "Pieces: A Life in Eight Movements and a Prelude" (WiDo Publishing) has received eight five star reviews, one four star review and one one star review. To get the sales moving I need many more reviews. 
                If you are interested in music, violin playing, free will, and storytelling, then you probably would like reading the book.
                Please contact me through google + (John von Daler) if you would like to read "Pieces" and to review it. Or buy it yourself HERE.


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