"Metaphysical Ethnomusicology Made Easy"|
(Excerpts from an interview with the artist)
Radford believes music is a universal language, which
helps to unite mankind in its common feelings and aspirations. "I feel that
this larger perspective helps me remember that the same laws and forces which
govern the universe, also govern the science of music, and the life of the
"What music does for us all is point to the eternal principles of goodness,
truth and harmony, which are essential to the solving of individual and world
problems. Not to say that music and the other arts are going to be panaceas;
rather, they help provide an atmosphere of greater understanding among the
peoples of the world."
"Traditionally, the artist has been viewed as an enigma. Some artists feel a
need to preserve that separation, that aloofness, but my sense of success in
being a performer has been in proportion to my rejection of that esoteric
image of the artist."
Radford, when asked how he became an internationally received Flamenco
guitarist, responds, "I'm no different than anyone else. Along with our
individual talents, we have all been given the ability to develop those
talents. I've found it helpful to recognize that I am not the source or cause
of my talent, but rather the effect of the One Cause. We are all part of the
infinite symphony of creation, each having his song to sing."
Tulsa Magazine, Tulsa, OK