I never manifested much of a musical talent, nor did I ever learn to draw or paint, but starting in my early 30s, I developed an interest in music, the visual arts and other subjects that didn’t interest me greatly during my childhood and adolescence. With time, I increasingly find myself drawn to music and art, and I seek out experiences that excite me or educate me through the senses rather than through the prism of words.
Especially in a world mired in a deepening crisis of trust, the evidence of the senses seems a truer guide than symbolized abstractions and narratives that obscure truths deemed unspeakable. In fact, the most significant innovations and revolutions looming on the horizon depend — for their lifeblood — on the re-establishment of a lost intimacy with our senses. The videos below begin to reveal the transformative potential of this journey.
- An Education Through Sound — In this Ted Talk (Composing Your World | Kai Kight | TEDxManhattanBeach), an innovative violinist/composer helps us look at the world, almost in a Daoist spirit, as a self-generating composition of ideas held back only by the human tendency to follow false authority (i.e., anything but the Voice Within).