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THE LOSS OF AN IRREPLACEABLE EXPERIENCE

New York Times senior music critic Jon Pareles has penned a heartfelt and insightful commentary about the impact of the sudden disappearance of the live-music experience on fans.

In the piece, titled “Disconcerted: A Music Critic’s Empty Nights,” Pareles notes in his premise that “Making and hearing music in public is inherently social, and the mysterious alchemy of a live show—of sharing the same vibrating air—can’t be replicated at home.”

At this surreal moment, it’s a must-read for every music lover. Read it here.

Photos by George Etheredge for The New York Times

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