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By Susan D. Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil

My track is a first-hand exploration of the varied roles track performs in people's lives. "What is track approximately for you?" requested participants of the track in way of life venture of a few a hundred and fifty humans, and the responses they got -- from the profound to the mundane, from the deeply-felt to the flippant -- replicate hugely individualistic relationships to and with tune. Susan Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, and venture Director Charles Keil have gathered and edited approximately 40 of these interviews to rfile the various ways that humans take pleasure in, event, and use music.

CONTRIBUTORS: Charles Keil, George Lipsitz.

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I like listening to piano duets, or other instruments because they sound good together. " Can you tell me more about how you feel when you hear that song? A: I'm not sure, but if I thought about it I could probably tell you. (pause) Well, I feel like a bird because it's about a bird and I feel like I'm flying free when I listen to it or singing it because it's pretty and it makes me feel good. Q: Can you remember a time that you felt something especially powerful? A: W e l l . . we sang a song in school about America and I felt really proud that I lived in America because we talked about all the rights we have that other people didn't and I felt really special.

How well the pictures or whatever they're doing describes the music. Q: Does watching the videos influence the way you feel about the music, or interrupt the music? A: Not really. But if you're watching the video and later on you hear the song, then you picture the video . . but that really cuts oft" on how well you imagine things when you are listening to the music because you just think of what you saw on TV and not what your mind sees. Q: Do you collect records or tapes? A: I collect some tapes but I'm not really into it that much.

Music's my favorite thing in school. The reason I don't like gym the most is because sometimes we go in with older kids and we get called names, and in art some people say that they don't like me and other kids' pictures and that's upsetting, too. No one docs any of those things in music, so that's why my favorite thing is music. Q: So, in music, why don't they make fun of you? Is it because everybody's singing? A: It's because everybody's singing. So they don't have time to make fun. Q: But they don't make fun of you afterwards?

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