As a performer, it is easy to see each performance as an isolated event. It begins, it finishes. Then you move onto the next event. But what if you added an extra element. Something that could follow you. Allow you to grow your support.
Someone messaged me about this on Linked In. He had completed a video interview and knew he wanted to do something with it on social media. Why? Because that is what you’re “supposed to do.”
Have you experienced this?
Its damp nose was continually scanning. It couldn’t tell you what it was looking for. But it knew when it detected it. An unmistakable scent. One of a kind. Unmatched by anything else. Perched on the fluorescent plastic. Bobbing with the waves. The roaring hum of the engine suddenly lowered. It had to be found.Continue reading “How to experiment and make progress as a classical musician”
I’ve seen frowns, squirms and uncomfortable shifting when I approach this topic with musicians.
“It’s all about the music, nothing else.” takes an ingrained stance.
Yet today’s topic is a crucial part of any performance.
You…the music and…
Imagine having 10 people that are willing to support your creativity every step of the way. What would you be free to do? What projects would you create? What recitals would you perform?
It dived through my door. Neon pink. Curved lines imprinted. The Queen as an escort. It addressed me boldly as “Ollie”. Personal and unexpected. Valentines Day had been and gone. My birthday isn’t till April. Who could have sent this? Excitement and intrigue barged into my day.
Your creative work is a crucial way to help people reconnect. To help them explore and process their emotions. But most importantly, to be human.
But how can you start to do this?
Despite what your news feed is telling you. The problem isn’t the number of violinists, pianists and singers.
The problem is to do with a mix up of identity and space.
Change is coming.
With the announcement of a return to in-person events, possibly by June, what does this mean for your digital performances?
Are you hoping to go BACK to pre-covid normal?
Or will there continue to be a place for your online performances?
You are not alone with this problem.
6 months in and I started to doubt my decision.
There is a better way!!