Speed dating for musicians

It's also about learning how to be more workable yourself. ” Enström said he isn’t sure if the speed-dating session will jumpstart any of neccessary musical relationships for himself, but he said that he did learn that more people are willing to listen than he might have previously thought.

“You can have a lot of anxiety as a person who creates something about whether or not people are going to actually listen to you talk about what you're doing,” he said.

Representatives from the SHAPE platform – Sound Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe and the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) will also be present.As a composer himself, he sympathizes with composers or performers (who are often introverts) being asked to convey who they are artistically to a stranger in only three minutes. “A lot of times people will ask me, ‘What's your music like?’ That's a question that I've been asked since I started writing music, and it's a question that I still don't have an answer to.” Composer Jason Charney said that was hard for him at first, but he got better as the session went.That really helps.” In his own work, Charney said relationships are incredibly important.He said that performers will come to him for a piece with a concert already in mind, and from there, they’ll work collaboratively to bring it to life.

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