• Uncommon Measure

  • A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time
  • By: Natalie Hodges
  • Narrated by: Cindy Kay
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How does time shape consciousness and consciousness, time? Do we live in time, or does time live in us? And how does music, with its patterns of rhythm and harmony, inform our experience of time? 

Uncommon Measure explores these questions from the perspective of a young Korean American who dedicated herself to perfecting her art until performance anxiety forced her to give up the dream of becoming a concert solo violinist. Anchoring her story in illuminating research in neuroscience and quantum physics, Natalie Hodges traces her own passage through difficult family dynamics, prejudice, and enormous personal expectations to come to terms with the meaning of a life reimagined - one still shaped by classical music but moving toward the freedom of improvisation.

©2022 Natalie Hodges (P)2022 Dreamscape Media

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Wow!

This book was mesmerizing for me. The author provides detailed scientific explanation of the brain during musical performance, but also beautiful prose throughout, weaving technical (including footnotes) with dreamy memories from her childhood. She carefully introduces details of her family, which slowly reveals herself to the reader.

The narrator was spot on, which added to the total experience of listening to this amazing story.

Looking forward to more from this author.

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  • 06-11-22

Extraordinary.

Moving, poetic, intelligent and thought provoking. Beautifully read by the narrator who seems to thoroughly understand the author’s personal search for meaning.