Soprano Clare sent me this great link for the blog, all about ‘frisson.’
It’s an interesting read.
The Paul Simon version of the Sounds of Silence (which we are currently learning) has always given me goosebumps, but the song which stopped me in my tracks the first time I ever heard it was Zombie by The Cranberries. It was so incredibly powerful that I caught my breath and my skin prickled, and still does when I hear it.
I asked my 13-year-old if he experienced goosebumps when listening to any piece of music. Without hesitation he replied, ‘Yes! The theme to Jurassic Park…the first one.’
Do you experience frisson or goosebumps when listening to music, and if so, which songs? Post links to your favourite goosebump-inducing pieces in the comments below.