What is the function of music? There are many different theories about what the role of music is. One of the major purposes that it serves is as a social glue. Have you ever bonded with someone over a band or a song? The social fabric that music weaves is can create tapestries of personal connections that last a lifetime. Ultimately that can be where the true power of music lies. Beyond any singular musical experience the ability for music to bring people together is incredible and far reaching.
Music Offers More
Is there more that music can do? Beyond the bonds that music can create through co-consumtion, there is infinitely more power within co-creation. It takes an immense amount of energy to make something like an orchestra, a drumline, or a choir. The amount of time that each individual pours into just their own part can often be staggering. Then there is the amount of time that the ensemble spends practicing together. That doesn’t even account for the energy of the composer, director, and artists that work on the extra musical aspects of something like that.
Why is it that people pour all of that energy into something so ethereal? For me there is an incredible inspiration that comes from co-creation. Creating is a natural human drive. Expression is a deeply rooted human drive. Community is an essential human drive. Music brings all of these elements together. Being able to express one’s self and blend that expression with others creates some of the most deeply rooted bonds imaginable.
Community And Creation
Many peoples’ entire identities are tied up in this sense of community. How many “band geeks” did you know in high school? By creating these communities that are larger than the individual, music has the power to change the world. There are many examples of poverty stricken communities with strong arts programs that were able to give the kids an alternative to joining gangs. Music and community empower people to take their lives in a positive direction.
Create With Us
The power of co-creation that music provides to people allows people to do amazing things. Those community ties are something that stick with people for their entire life. We are striving to create a strong creative community around the music. If you would like to contribute your own talents and creativity get in touch to find out more [email protected]. What would you like to create?