Musical Illiteracy

Ken Myers offered a great talk on confronting certain musical narratives of the day. He argued that music is a character-forming force. Our society, however, has treated music in a very preferential manner. Music becomes then whatever the listener hears and whatever he describes. Musical preferences, argues Myers, has now become a reflection of the present cultural and moral crisis. Music is formational, and the decline of our culture indicates that the type of music we listen to has formed a certain moral ethos. Music has become democratic. Like the sexual confusion of our day, Myers says the musical confusion of our day stems from the same shared assumptions. They have all done or listened to what seems best in their own eyes.


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