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I recommend my students not to be professional unless they really have to be. I tell them, ‘If you love music, sell Hoovers or be…
If an apprentice does not hear what a master hears, is then that quality not present in the music? Yes and no. In the world…
Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade the members of what I see to be the next course of action, how do…
But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention on something for 45 minutes, whether they like it or not. But above that requires…
If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can…
Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something that is immediately accessible as a concept, because it’s a necessity in ones everyday performance.
To me, Bill’s musical heart is in Earthworks, in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
My life has improved so much since I stopped doing interviews.
My life as a professional musician is a joyless exercise in futility.
I couldn’t concentrate on music. So I made the choice to give up my career as a musician in the frontline to deal with the…
Music can be transformative, utterly transformative. The act of music is utterly transformative.
If you are playing repertoire material, you’re stuck. There’s not huge amounts you can do.
What is necessary is possible, what we want is expensive. What is unnecessary is unlikely.
However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view. I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you’d knew Michael, you would know he…
Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say…
I’d say that what we hear is the quality of our listening.
The perception of the audience is the interesting part. If the audience doesn’t hear what is going on, is it going on or not?
Being a professional musician doesn’t mean you spend 12 hours a day playing music. It means you spend up to 12 hours a day taking…
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