The musicologist says that it is music that flows in from somewhere, immerses the space, shakes it, and then disappears. He also says that the time the music becomes his song, paradoxically, is when he feels that it is not his song, in other words, when he finds people who can share the joy of singing it, when he hears it as if it was a quote from a melody that he has heard somewhere. From “Meeting Music.”
"November 22 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"