An excellent interview with James Rhodes and Benedict Cumberbatch on music and creativity.
“‘Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of producing and appreciating it existed among the human race long before the power of speech was arrived at. Perhaps that is why we are so subtly influenced by it. There are vague memories in our souls of those misty centuries when the world was in its childhood.’
‘That’s a rather broad idea,’ I remarked.
‘One’s ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature,’ he answered.”
- A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle