My friend Lorin is blogging about bagpipes at “The Pipers Drone”. In it he mentions circular breathing as a means of generating the volume of air required to make noise. Oops! I meant music. This brought to mind how aborigines play the Didgeridoo with big puffed out cheeks. So I mentioned it to him as a comment to his blog. This blog is an expansion on what I was thinking as I was only allowed a few words in his comment section with no ability to add pictures or hyperlinks!
The sounds of the Didgeridoo reminded me of another sound I have heard from Mongolia, though it is also performed in Tibet, throat singing. All these ways of changing our environment and filling it with interesting vibrations. Music to some and noise to others, but that has always been the case when artists express their souls.
Having been a musician in my youth I know the pain and reward of performing on an instrument. Though it has been a while I sometimes dream of an alternate life where I had continued to be a musician. Now I rarely pick up my guitar let alone play it.
Being a musician in my humble opinion is a fine life if it works for you. I admit to being more of a mercenary and unable to deal with artists. But that musician is still inside wishing to express his feelings through songs. Especially at sunset when it is time to make music with something like the Bagpipes and Didgeridoo!