Stop at nothing in the hunt for inspiration
What would I tell my younger self? Trust your collaborators; trust your explorations. The daily process of learning from the extraordinary teams I have around me, as well as the composers (young and old) who fill my life, has given me a window into the player–composer dialogues of the past. Without them I would have nothing.
As an example, I am currently building a project inspired by Ole Bull and his circle. Yesterday I found a solo piece written for Bull by Franz Clement (famous for his extraordinary work with Beethoven). As I sit working on this piece, I feel as though I have a small part to play in that link. It may not seem much but it’s inspiring for me. I would remind my younger self to stop at nothing in the hunt for that inspiration.
Photo: Hana Zushi