Today was spent with David Coulter putting the final touches to the general outline for these concerts. We’re leaving for Australia next week, and won’t know exactly what it will be like until we start working with the other musicians – and maybe not even until we get on stage! Today we explored the balance between expectation and surprise, control and chance, noise and silence.
One of the most valuable insights I’ve had from working with Brian is the importance of maintaining a spirit of inquiry and curiosity. In that spirit, the creative process feels open-ended, enjoyable and un-pressured – while still remaining sincere. That’s the feeing David and I are going to try and create with this piece.