Music in this day and age
Kalina's recent post about "contemporary instrumental music" made me wonder about the impact of visuals on the perception of music. In the modern world we seem to put high value on what the eyes convey us; glitz and glamour dominate most people's lives, fashion is of high import.
In Kalina's thread pretty much all music came in the shape of a youtube-clip; that means, just given the neurological throughput from each sense, roughly 80% of what we get out of each piece of "music" is actually visual.
Some of the music I found great, stunning, mesmerising while I watched the clips. But if I made the "mistake" to flick away from some of the clips to look at a different browser tab some of the music suddenly became drab, some even grating to the extent that I felt I had to close the tab producing the noise.
How visual has music become in the last 15, 20 years?
Do you find that some music becomes unbearable without its video clip?
Do you still actually just listen to music?