In my experience of nearly 7 years of making Universal Music, and in 6 years of living with its creator, my beautiful love and master Hermeto Pascoal, I learn and realize more and more that:- Harmony is the Mother of Music, Rhythm is the Father, and Melody or Theme is the child;- Universal Music is mixed without prejudice, but with good taste;- Good Taste is not learned at school;- All is Sound;- To be a Universal Musician is to love, create, imagine and be inspired by the sounds of Nature;- Nature is all that it exists. It is all worlds, and beyond;- The Universal Musician does not compare, does not generalize, only seeks to find himself;- Everyone has much to contribute to music;- The only label we accept for the music that we make is Universal Music;- Universal Music is the brotherhood and the love among people;- The essence is already in everyone, naturally;- To be a Universal Musician is to be open to natural influences, without premeditation;- A Universal Musician is anyone that feels Universal Music;- Practice is the master;- You need to use the theory in favour of the music;- Universal Music is food for the soul;- In Universal Music I found myself.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I just found this on Hermeto Pascoal's site - his principles of Universal Music. In the wake of Jazz Nerds International and all the fervour over at NextBop, I think it's highly refreshing and useful to return to some of these basic concepts (especially principles 1 through 4). I have taken the liberty of Google-Translating the text (as much of it as I can read; the link goes to a draft written in Hermeto's wife's hand).