If you’ve ever tried to sit in on a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 4 by the Italian conductor Mario Bava, you’ve probably been frustrated by the piano’s uncanny ability to mimic the human voice.
That’s because Bava had to make his instrument sound like the real thing to get his words across.
For years, we have been conditioned to think that music is a series of sounds that are produced by a person’s mind, and that when we hear a piece of music, we are supposed to believe that the music is real.
But Bava’s work shows that the mind is a more complex instrument than we think.
It’s not just the brain that makes music, Bava says.
It is the sound of the organ, the strings, the timpani and the violins that create the sound.
“Musical sounds are all in the body of the voice, and then the body, the organ and the instruments are all parts of the body,” he said.
“You hear it and you feel it, but it is the body that is doing the work.”
In his new book, “Piano: The Musical Art of the Body,” Bava writes that there are two main kinds of music: natural sounds and artificial sounds.
“Natural sounds are the sounds that the body makes and the organs produce when they play,” he wrote.
“A few centuries ago, when music was produced by instruments and voices, we thought of the sound as being made by a musical instrument.
Now we understand that the sound is made by the body.”
For example, when you hear the natural sound of an organ, it’s made by your body.
“The body of an orchestra produces the sound by producing sounds in the bones of the hand and fingers, which vibrate,” he explained.
“That’s the same thing as the voice of a person making a voice.”
If you’re interested in learning more about Bava and the role of the mind in music, check out the book on Amazon.org.
It features the composer’s own words about music and how it’s created, including a discussion about how the brain’s ability to generate sounds is a major reason we hear music the way we do.
But you might want to think twice about listening to the organ for a while before you get your hands on it.
Bava doesn’t seem to be too worried about your health.
“We all experience pain and discomfort from time to time, and pain is an illusion,” he writes.
“But music is an art that is alive and active, and it cannot be hidden from us.
We need to realize that the sounds we hear are alive and connected to the body.
We cannot be blind to this.”