Jean Vengua quotes Madeline Bruser on The Art of Practicing.

What are the psychological and political implications of muscular motion / relaxation / tension patterns and their relation to the physiological and psychological mechanics of playing musical instruments?

In Wilhelm Reich's thinking, social sexual repression results in and is in turn reinforced by patterns of muscular tension. This dynamic is exploited by institutions and translated into various kinds of patriotism and enforced alienations and this has devastating large-scale results. Why not devise a musical system where sound and muscular motion were equally important -- a system of practicing that addresses political problems from a musical perspective.

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