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Catalan to English: Catalan interview transcription and translation (sample) General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Music
Source text - Catalan Una de les característiques del llenguatge musical, és a dir, de la música, és que no es veu. Parlar de música a vegades es fa complicat i probablement la incomprensió que la música ha generat en el pas del temps, es pot justificar en bona mesura degut a això. A que la música és un art invisible.
Potser la ironia és quan intentem que això que és intangible, que es invisible, esdevingui imatges. Com intentar vendre imatges a partir del so que és invisible i intangible. Aleshores, molts compositors han intentat fer obres descrivint la natura, les pluges, les tempestes, després hi ha hagut els que diuen que no, que la música no ha de servir per això, sinó que ha de servir per retratar l‘abstracció i prou i no cal buscar-hi res més. Bé, al cap del carrer, com acabem resolent aquest enigma,
de intentar convertir el so, la música en imatges?
Translation - English One of the key characteristics of musical language, or rather, of music itself, is that it can not be seen. Talking about music can be difficult sometimes, and perhaps a lack of understanding that music has generated over the course of history can be justified by this; the fact that music is an invisible art.
Maybe the irony is that when we listen to music, when we try to interpret this invisible, intangible art form, we conjure up mental images; like trying to sell images through sound, which is both invisible and intangible. So, many composers have tried to create pieces that describe nature, rain, storms, and then there are those who say no, that’s not what music is for, music is there to portray abstraction and nothing more. So, in the end, how can we solve this enigma, of trying to convert sound, and music, into images?
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