The Musical Fireworks!


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Season of Fireworks and Halloween

The firework season is upon us across London the United Kingdom, and this usually begins with Halloween and gathers momentum with culminating the new year with a bang. The fire has fascinated man since the dawn of time; the ancient Greeks regarded it as one of the primary elements, and the Zoroastrians even worship it to this day.

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Traditions, Ceremonies and Sporting Events

The old traditions of history, like the Hindu wedding ceremony & the Olympic torch, all depict a harmonious relation between fire & musical accompaniment. There are many times as I wander across the busy streets of London, I can imagine a time when the historical grandeur of London would have consisted of gaslights, architecture & beautiful music – perhaps some of the finest works ever created.

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Captivating the Imagination

Music through Europe’s history has been created to grip the listener, captivate the imagination and provoke thought. There were no editing tools, no recording studios and tracks did not end after four minutes. Nowadays, there are more types of instruments at our disposal than ever before. It makes me wonder that if people have still maintained the love for fireworks- spectacular yet straightforward in appearance- then what has happened to our oratory tonal sense?

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Complex layers, Stories and Emotions

Classical music was simple in execution and creation, despite the complex layers of stories and emotions conveyed. I wonder what has happened to us that our musical concentration has waned despite more unrestricted access to sound, whilst simultaneously, our fascination with fire has heightened. It seems we find it possible to create newer ways of enjoying more significant and better fire-based displays, even in the face of fire safety legislation and our unpredictable weather?

Could our changes in perception be explained by events that are evolutionary, or are these events revolutionary? And I wonder if there was an event that marked the turnaround for us humans to develop our appreciation of light at the expense of our appreciation for good sound? Are our combined senses now drawn to entirely different types of rhythms, that the transverse light waves resonate more with our consciousness, compared to the longitudinally generated sound waves?

Most important of all, are these trends reversible, and if so, then what would be the catalyst to tip the balance to a more stable equilibrium?

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Season Greetings from AMH

I wish to leave my readers with these thought-provoking questions. Meanwhile, I am hoping for a new, more fulfilling sound amidst the fireworks leading up to Christmas and beyond. Have a harmonious week ahead, from everyone at AMH Pianos Services London.

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