"I think the purpose of a piece of music is significant when it actually lives in somebody else. A composer puts down a code, and a performer can activate the code in somebody else. Once it lives in somebody else, it can live in others as well."
Before you read anymore please click play below, it’s quite lovely. Yo-Yo Ma is an American cellist and one of the best musicians of our time. Given his unparalleled performances of the work of Bach, his quote seems particularly relevant to how he works. It’s a nice thought that the art you create can work like a code, a math equation, or a piece of poetry in its ability to be re-activated and discovered long after we are all gone.