“Nós não pensamos nada, não há um homem propriamente pensante: nós ouvimos.”
(We don’t think at all, Man is not a really thinking Being: we listen.”
With one of his usual aphorisms, Eduardo Lourenço is able to sum-up not only his long coexistence with Music, but also his attitude of being a permanent listener. But listening to what?
Eduardo Lourenço is one of the few original thinkers able to hear the other, be it the President, or a taxi driver. His unquenchable thirst to devour everything on his path, made the act of listening to music a recurrent activity, maybe even more important than speech itself.
Unable to write about Lourenço’s writing, I humbly stand aside to make room for his own voice (my own loose translations from Portuguese into English).
“Aquilo que eu queria ser e não tenho coragem de ser, encontro nas suites de Bach”
“What I wanted to be, but I’m not brave enough to be, I find it in the Bach Suites.”
The rest of this review can be found elsewhere.