Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Saving Time by Taking Time

What do we have if not time?  Musicians live and breathe time in many guises, constantly.  Thinking about my immersion in the Brahms Horn Trio with natural horn and violin I am stunned at the stop-time aspect of having to listen to and account for every single tone, not just of this theme or that.

Every time the horn changes pitch it is as if a different word were being inflected by the most insightful singer.  Having worked a lot with singers I know what that entails: nothing short of constant, open-minded attentiveness.

By taking the time to work at this level we give one another a gift of timelessness.

So what's the rush?