Tom Morris: Beyond the Notes

WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO: Part of music’s power is to convey things beyond the notes — big ideas, societal struggles, cultural anxieties, the zeitgeist. Sometimes the message, if the music carries a message, changes over time and as different audiences listen. Other times it’s hard to even tell how music relates to its cultural place in time without the benefit of hindsight. Tom Morris talks about this and how the Ojai Music Festival has evolved since its inception to reflect changing culture with “adventurous programming.”