Reading is more of a left-brain process and listening to music is a right-brain function.
When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems seeing a painting listening to some music some opera which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
I haven't heard any music on the BBC World Service in a long time. Maybe I'm listening at the wrong times. But not one single piece of music.
In the course of transferring all my CDs to my iPod I have found myself wandering the musical hallways of my past and reacquainting myself with music I haven't listened to in years.
I listen to music for emotion and I get zero emotion from rap.
Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?
Every so often I feel I should graduate to classical music properly. But the truth is I'm more likely to listen to rock music.
There's something about music that encourages people to want to know more about the person that made it and where it was recorded what year it was done what they were listening to and all this kind of stuff. There's something that invites all this obsessive behavior.
Even from a listening end now I'm still completely a fan of music.
I'm obsessed with the countryside: woods forests fields lakes mountains. I'm really into folk music and folklore. But more so I'm into electronic music. I'm into bands that have both aspects like Boards of Canada is a perfect example. You could listen to that type of music running through a woods. It's kind of what I wanted to achieve.
I'd like a male to listen to my music and find it kind of fascinating what a girl goes through when they get heartbroken or get sad or get hurt by something.
Men are wary of me because they know by listening to my music that a relationship with me will be quite deep.
People listen to music the way they want to listen to music.
People do dismiss ambient music don't they? They call it 'easy listening ' as if to suggest that it should be hard to listen to.
I don't like headphones very much and I rarely listen to music on headphones.
That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
I'd love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music.
Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it.
I think one of my favorite things to do is just lock myself up in a small room and listen to music and watch films for a day. Also I just like seeing my friends. We have pizza parties which means I get four friends round we eat a pizza and we're really lazy and we play PlayStation.
Musicians are there in front of you and the spectators sense their tension which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind.
I believe music should reflect yourself in some way and not just yourself at the given time. I feel that when you die or when you're going someone's supposed to listen to that music and know everything about you. And I just try to get that across.