Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Yo-Yo Ma, detective

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I always look at a piece of music like a detective novel. Maybe the novel is about a murder. Well, who committed the murder? Why did he do it? My job is to retrace the story so that the audience feels the suspense. So that when the climax comes, they’re right there with me, listening to my beautiful detective story. It’s all about making people care about what happens next.

Yo-Yo Ma, quoted by Jonah Lehrer in Imagine

Written by nevalalee

May 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

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  1. I assume you saw the review of this book in the NY Times that my colleague termed an “epic takedown”:


    May 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

  2. Yeah, well, I have no comment on this yet…but stay tuned.


    May 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

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