Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Learning to Swim in Sound

The hardest thing in learning to swim is trusting that the water will support the weight of your body.

The hardest thing in music is trusting that sound is a real medium that will support the working of your body and your brain, releasing a level of response that is beyond interpretation.

The trouble with playing from memory is that it supports the false security of the already heard, rather than encouraging the real security of working with actual sound experienced afresh every time, always changing, always challenging--most importantly, never boring.