Type of Seminar: Open - Music Group
Participant Level: Intermediate-Advanced
“Where does this music come from?” This is a question I get asked almost every day not only by members of audiences at my concerts but also by students and even colleagues.
The answer to this question, however, is simultaneously very simple as well as somewhat complicated. For all of us who have given our lives to the study of musical idioms broadly referred to as “traditional”, the first question to arise is inevitably one of whether we belong, or, especially if we are not “born” into the tradition in question, if we can actually belong to a specific tradition. This question is especially relevant to the students of Labyrinth, given that the majority of them are studying traditions into which they find themselves by choice and not by “birth”.
The answer to this question, in my experience, is that indeed we can actually reach a stage in which we are fully assimilated into a specific tradition with which we do not have a “biological” connection, but that in all likelihood we cannot remain there.
In order to reach full assimilation and mastery in a specific tradition, it becomes necessary for one to focus on it single-mindedly, usually leaving one’s experiences and achievements in other traditions on the sidelines and, at least temporarily, ignoring their existence. This however can only happen for a limited time as, after a while, all of these other aspects of one’s being, those not associated with the tradition on which one is focusing begin to assert themselves in an irresistible manner rendering it all but impossible for one to find fulfillment within the parameters of any single tradition regardless of how deeply one has delved into it. From this point on one’s true artistic direction can gradually begin to reveal itself. A direction into which all aspects and facets of one’s being can be incorporated and find their expression.
What happens at this point to one’s relationship with “tradition”? That, together with the question posed at the beginning of this paragraph is precisely what we will examine within the context of this seminar...
Ross Daly, at a very early age, discovered that music was, in his own words, “the language of my dialogue with that which I perceive to be sacred”...
|Event Date||04-02-2019 5:00 pm|
|Event End Date||09-02-2019 8:00 pm|