The Big Think

October 16, 2012

Definitely Mozart, Definitely

Filed under: Music — jasony @ 8:14 pm

Experience: a head injury made me a musical prodigy | Life and style | The Guardian: “It’s as if my knock on the head unlocked something latent, or enabled me to use some part of my brain I simply couldn’t access before. But I still can’t read or write music conventionally, and have to rely on special software to translate what I play into scores. I’ve played alongside a classically trained concert pianist, who was fascinated by my technique – in some respects, I play like someone who has just started learning, in others my skills outstripped his. It can be exhausting, though. The music often keeps me up at night, and I’ll sometimes wake my girlfriend by ‘playing’ her arm in my sleep. “

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