I was just commenting to tameiki
in response to her thoughts on how pieces of music effect us on such an individual basis ~ and wondering on what it is in our experience of living that causes our hearts to beat faster, our skin to tingle and our eyes tear when we hear a particular series of sounds cobbled together but leaves another person just blank.
We've all noticed how as we grow older, some music we grow out of loving (you can never really go back to the stuff you loved as a teenage) but other pieces...my god they touch the same places in your being that they did when you first heard them.
For example...Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor.
First time I heard it, I was sitting on the floor in front of a black and white television watching a haunting episode of Space 1999
....of course this was long before video taped TV shows or the internet so it took me years before I found the name of the piece of music that shook me so utterly to the core.
Was I effected so much because of the story they married it with? Perhaps. I'm a dreadfully visual creature ~ all music is colours, emotions and images for me. When I don't like music it's because the visual flow in my head is an annoying static like a television show when the reception blurs to snow...I can't look, it gives me a headache.
Still ~ I don't think about the episode when I listen to this music. I just float away....34 years later this same piece of music (when played on the organ) still utterly mezmorizes me.