Trying to find interesting musicians in my area to collaborate with and create thoughtful, challenging original music for fun. I've been playing for most of my life, but it's been a long time since I performed.
Music has been a key to my life as long as I can remember. It's an outlet for my creativity, a place to channel emotions and ideas, a vehicle to express myself and a way to touch other people.
For so many years, I felt I had something to say with my music and the time to get it out for people to hear. I spent years doing free improvisation on the piano, but so few people ever heard it. Now, I know my time is limited and I find myself frustrated that I have so little tangible evidence of what I did. I dream of finding like minded person(s) to help me get things recorded, get them out there so I can share them with others.
Teaching people to reason.
Maybe the first time I heard Tarkus from ELP. That opened the door to so much other great music and made me realize there was a place for original, creative, challenging music.
Gentle Giant- such an underrated group! ELP, Genesis (Peter Gabriel years), Weather Report, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson
To challenge people to think, to listen, to learn.
More opportunities than ever to be heard, but it seems as if it's probably more difficult to earn a living at it.
Just signed up, not sure yet.
The difficulty of finding others to play with
I attend shows of bands I like and support them through ticket and merch sales.