Re: Dreams (Was: Re: "first language" test (was Re: A DISTURBING proposal!))
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 9, 2001, 20:40|
On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 10:54:11AM +0200, Dan Sulani wrote:
> Not exactly. In High Shool I once wrote a poem describing
> something like that, but I don't recall ever experiencing it myself.
> But I'm wondering, Teoh. Have you had any
> formal music training? Do play (an) instrument/s?
No, I never had formal music training, but I *did* pick up piano
improvisation and composition on my own. I can play the guitar semi-well
-- just strumming chords, though, nothing fancy. (But I easily get carried
away by chord progressions...)
> Does this ever
> happen to you while you are awake? (ie a form of synethesia ---
> only not in the sensory (input) modality but in the output modality,
> ie when speech is intended, music gets planned instead).
Well, when I'm awake, I can deliberately express my feelings through
music -- eg., when I'm upset, I tend to produce rather cacophonic music at
the piano. :-P But I don't mix up music and words unconsciously, when I'm
But then again... I've been known to mix things up in a strange way in my
dreams. I don't remember if I mentioned this before -- I've had dreams in
which solving a mathematical equation is equal to physically defeating an
enemy, solving a computer algorithm is equal to reaching the shore before
I drowned, inventing a new chord progression is equal to winning a verbal
argument, and other equally bizzare things. :-)
Roasting my brains over a slow fire. Please do not interrupt this process.