Saturday, May 23, 2009

"We thought we had the answers - it was the questions we had wrong." Bono

The more I study and understand the dynamics involved in musical meaning, the more I realize that we need to measure our words more when we talk about music in the theological world. It is not enough to expound the wonders of musical meaning, its transcendence, its capacity of moving hearts and minds, the need for worthy prasie of God's glory, etc. Music is important, but
  • Why?
  • How?
  • When?
  • In which direction does, can and should it move us?

There is whole realm of musical studies: musicology, ethnomusicology, musical semiology that are still on the frontiers of theological research, and our lentitude in assuming them comes close, I fear or feel, to intellectual superficiality.

Would that we could let the Spirit guide us to deepen our quest for precise questions and answers about the meaning of music in our lives and cultures, without avoiding the complexity of both!

Friday, May 15, 2009

cd in Italiano: Nel Frattempo

Canti in Italiano, e alcuno in inglese...
per aiutarci a fermarsi nella vida