Last December, I headed to the Barbican for one of my many immersive pilgrimages into the piano soundscapes of Hauschka, aka Volker Bertelmann. I say ‘pilgrimage’ because the excitement and joy I experience at each one of his performances stems from embarking on a journey to… Read More
By way of a longish introduction to my conversation with Rachael Dadd, I’m trying something different and weaving my own peregrination around our meeting… I have been asked several times why I am running this series. Just like in fairy tales, when the question was raised for… Read More
I spent a delightful morning sipping tea and chatting with Kate Stables, the heart of the musical project This Is The Kit, in which she sings, and plays guitar, banjo, and trumpet. Kate embraces change and playfulness to grow and learn, and I was struck… Read More
When we’re working on something that’s really lovely, it’s way healthier to deal with not as something that we’ve created, but as something we’re exploring. It’s a territory – ‘look how beautiful this is,’ just the same as the way that photographer goes around the world and comes across amazing views and captures it; it isn’t like “wow he created it, isn’t he amazing,” he’s just helping others celebrate something. We’re just exploring undiscovered countries.