Monday, November 15, 2021

When Push Comes To Shove

Every so often I feel emotional about working with young people and music. It can be such a torturous process to get a piece of music off the ground and make it fly. 

All the interruptions: being knackered after your barista job, the stress of the pandemic, people taking your rights away, prejudice, poor health... yet still the music flows. No matter how much their lives are tipped up, their creativity rights the balance and off they go. 

I've just walked into a rehearsal room and known straight away that a door has been opened that looked as though it was locked. You could actually feel the pleasure of achievement.

This is a great thing to take home at the end of the day, not just for them but also for me.

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