It is a challenge to put music into words. We all know how it makes us feel, and we know what we like when we hear it, but in reality this communication is the hard part. Author Victor Hugo writes that “Music expresses what can be put into words and what can be silent.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow described it as “a universal language.”
What do the artists say about it? For many of them, music is more than just something they listen to or play to enjoy. Top artists have a lovely connection with the music they play. While music itself is their most important and accurate way of feeling about music, they have been able to say a few harsh things to explain what music is to them. Click on the links below to hear what these artists have to say about their language – the language of music. Enjoy.