Why are we even doing music? Why shouldn’t we spend the money on other things instead? Most importantly, how can we change the world with music?
While pondering over these questions, I realized the answer has always been the same. We bring people together with our music. Countless performances have inspired many people to compose music and change the world. With MDG performing at nursing homes and other places we bring people together and most importantly give them a sense of happier memories.
Why don’t I use the money I use on music instead on some other extracurricular activities? Memorization in human beings is the easiest skill to master. Creating things is a whole other matter. Playing instruments is creating ideas and dreams, making your place in the history of human people in music. By creating my own interpretation of all music and creating a completely new sound, I am making myself unique.
How can I even begin to address problems in our country that I think need reforms? The answer still lies in music, and more importantly words. Music is an universal language that we all can understand. As said by Plato, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” One example of music being used to address problems is the African-American Civil Rights movement. Bob Dylan’s “Times They Are A-Changin’ ” inspired young generations that felt they needed change.
Grace Liu, Nathaniel Zhang