- Isaac Zuckerman
- Boulder, CO
- United States
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What is time?
To me there are two different conceptual ways to think about time: micro and macro levels.
As a musician, (percussionist moreover), I study "micro-time" daily. We play "in time," "in tempo," which means beats are going by at a predetermined rate. Within those parameters of time, we use all sorts of subdivisions of time and can get quick creative and advanced with how we mess with this thing called time.
The macro-time is how we feel how long a class has been, or a long day, semester, relationship, phase in our lives and so on.
Is there a relationship between studying time in the musical sense and studying conceptualizing much longer pieces of time? Time gets very exciting in the 4th and 5th dimensions and I would love to hear what philosophers, psychologists, and musicians think about this topic of time itself.