I enjoyed talking about music of grieving to Dave Miller on Oregon Public Broadcasting's program, "Think Out Loud," yesterday. We had an engaging conversation about why sad music is pleasurable to listen to and the difference between sad music and grieving music. I think there are subtle distinctions. We also had time to hear snippets of some gorgeous music.
If you'd like to hear a preview of my class on grieving music, March 26, you can listen to yesterday's segment here.
David Stabler is a pianist, writer, dad and cyclist. He's working on a novel based on his childhood years living in Africa and rode across America with his brother in 2017.