How art reflects on social health

I am now working on a new project to determine how we can see the poor social relations in a community by the art forms that are prevalent within it. In general terms the more chanting and ritual art forms are the more primitive and lawless are punishments executed.

I thought of that first of all when a neighbour told me how frightening the Shakespeare performance had been, yet this performance in levelled on a high-skill and relevant language laden stage with performers that sound out text and words to a script that does not require any rhythm to it.

One can purchase books on the rhythm of languages and the English langauge is so popular worldwide because it has a soothing sing-song effect that is coupled with comprehensive word management that allows the use of less words to say more. In comparison the German language sounds harsh and needs longer and more words to express something.

That expresses itself then in the music of a population group. It is not an accident that most classical music for example comes from German or European composers whose languages are more complicated as classical music is. To think about that is of course the influence I had from having dealt with Mr Justice Stadlen who is a classic musical lover and I thought about it in that context when I compared my desire to listen to rock music when I was younger.

The emotional impact of music is very important because if we look at classical music, it is a passive entertainment, it wants you to sit and listen whilst modern music wants you to dance and join in. The emotional upheaval of modern music is considerably more contemporary and severe than that of classical music. Modern music wears you out emotionally whilst classical music doesn’t as it is a special occasion treat that originally was available only in the live concert environment where people congregated to listen to the orchestra.

The language is the reason why most songs that win the European song contest today are sung in the English language because English is ideal for rhyming with modern musical methods. Yet those modern musical methods are also ideal for using chanting and rhythmical waves to produce the type of self-rocking effect that trances those who enjoy it and lead people often to want to use drugs or drugs lead people to want to enjoy that type of music.

Incidentally the 2 countries that were most prevalent in classical music, namely Italy and Germany have also the best policies on children’s health and environmental care but are also religiously strict. In our modern times religion has been replaced with monotone musical rhythms that replace the religious rites.

I think if we want to reduce the drug culture we also need to change our art forms but as long as business is dependant on selling the most of something that is wanted by those who do not benefit from it, there is little chance that we can change people’s listening habits.

personal craft or art has now become a thing of the past for most because it has become more expensive to craft something then buy it in a shop, which is counterproductive. There our international business emporium has a lot to answer to. The less people use craft the more spare time they have that can be abused to do nothing and to waste that time in awful circumstances.

Basic crafts should be compulsory subjects in schools along with learning to play at least one instrument and learning to read music.  The fulfilment an individual can have from making things is considerable and important for people’s mental health. It does not do that people easily get disability benefits to waste away their days.

Art has become too expensive, crafts have become too expensive and generally the ability to make art has become forgotten. Children are taught mental disciplines but little craft and skill that can be used to make a manual living.

I want to find out what the crime statistics were in more primitive cultures using primitive methods of mass hypnosis through chanting for example compared to societies where art forms were more sophisticated.

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