As I go deeper on this quest for the holy grail of reeds, I’m discovering, learning, and growing - making conscious decisions about the sound I want to produce and the way I want to produce it. The journey continues…Read More
Facing the Music
Are you a musician that should be practicing? Are you in between practice sessions or rehearsals and just need to unwind and let your mind wander? Or do you just need a swift kick in the pants to inspire you? Well, sometimes you need to stop procrastinating, stop dodging and just face the music, literally.
"This year has proven to be one of many revelations, a cementing of truths, the revising of ideas, and reconceptualizing of concepts. It’s been heady, busy, and filled with teachable moments, learning experiences, and awesome, positive light."Read More
The first of my newest series, Berginald Rash and the Chamber of Music, I look at my current chamber music work and reflect on the process of learning and collaborating through this medium. One thing I'm noticing is that as the list of chamber works grows so does my enjoyment and appreciation for the art form.Read More
"He would often compare his exactness in playing, the skills needed to refine and perfect a single measure, to flying a helicopter with all of its movable parts, gear shifts, levers, etc. and how at first thinking about and maneuvering all of it can be overwhelming until one day it all just clicks. For him and those of us in his studio, playing the clarinet was and/or quickly became a carefully balanced dance between the air, lips, fingers, and tongue. To perfect the ballet they all have to be working in concert."Read More
"He showed me time and time again that he understood the role one’s humanity plays in living, communicative art and that in living, suffering, laughing, crying, growing one can connect to a greater consciousness and transcend the physical. He showed me that all of this happens not on the note, but between the notes."Read More