Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Music and Passion

6 comments:

Whitney said...

I really enjoyed this. Thanks for posting it!

G said...

I SO love watching and becoming involved with someone who has vision and passion about what they believe. If all musicians were intent on sharing the passion we feel in our hearts as artists, I'll bet the musical world would expand beyond our wildest expectations. Why is it that we keep it all to ourselves to a great extent? I think it keeps the myth of the snobbish artistic elite alive. It's not unlike sharing your religious beliefs: I think we're afraid to be labeled as "Musical Nerds." Well-I think it's time to be proud of our talents and passions that drive us to practice daily, and trudge to rehearsals in the rain, even though we desperately need sleep. We're different. We're special. It's not only okay, but a true blessing. Let's share it. Let's open our hearts and let some of our joy OUT.

Anonymous said...

I think that was outstanding. What a view to have on life on life... Posts like this make my day, thanks very much for it.

Clayton said...

I finally got the chance to view this clip. You can tell that guy is enjoying life! Music is such an amazing medium for artists to communicate through. Great life lesson!

Harry Miree said...

This guy rocks. His revelation about composers reminds me very much of the one I had when I first saw the UAB Concert Choir perform a couple of years ago...

Conducting is not the process by which one designates the downbeat to the ensemble, rather it's the art by which one evokes passionate expression from the ensemble.

I feel like an ordinary person until we're on those risers and I suddenly have 50 voices and I'm conveying something so magical as music.

Harry Miree said...

I watched it again. He breathes with the phrases. The dude is totally gnarly.