Orchestra players should be busy looking around.

Kenichi Furube



The oboe player says that orchestra players hardly hear the sound of each other in the front and back, and, the end and end, of the stage. Instead of paying attention to the score, or being attracted to the movement of the conductor's stick, they look away at distant players. Even if they don't hear the sound directly, they look at each other and exchange glances. In that sense, it is also a model of a democratic society. From a talk with psychiatrist, Makoto Wada ("Civilization And Philosophy" No. 10).


"March 30  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"