On Words With Resonance: Matthew B. Crawford’s “The World Beyond Your Head”

“The musician’s power of expression is founded upon a prior obedience. To what? To her teacher, perhaps, but this isn’t the main thing–there is such thing as the self-taught musician. Her obedience rather is to the mechanical realities of her instrument.”
-Matthew B. Crawford, The World Beyond Your Head (2015), p. 128