Music: The Heart Is Back in the Game

Hypnotic and infectious, minimalism is emotional in its appeal

The mood at the concert was growing ugly. The audience had divided into two warring camps. Some listeners yelled for the music to stop, others called for it to continue. Umbrellas were brandished menacingly. Cheers and catcalls grew so noisy that the musicians had to count aloud to keep their places. One distressed listener, unable to contain her emotions any longer, jumped from her seat, ran down the aisle and pounded on the stage. "I can't stand it any longer!" she screamed at the startled performers....

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