Music That Makes You Move

John Adams on why is music is good for dancing: “I feel that what makes my music different from a lot of contemporary or avant-garde work is that there is always a sense of the body in it. I think that was largely missing in so much of the cerebral contemporary music that started with Schoenberg and was so pervasive from the 60’s until the 80’s. I never had any interest in that kind of composition; I always conceived of music as something that comes from the physical being, from one’s body.”