It’s turning out to be a year none of us expected and that will have an impact.
Will we have worked with less people this year than we projected? Probably.
Will we have worked with fewer environments? Maybe not, they will be different but probably not fewer.
Will we have worked in new ways? Yes.
Found out new things about ourselves and each other? Yes.
And, therefore, seen people and the music they create, grow and change? Definitely.
My favourite things about Zoom Music sessions:
I would never have voted for virtual group or one to one sessions. I have always felt that quality engagement happens when people are face to face – I was wrong.
Having found ourselves in a situation where virtual was the only option, we have all learnt some things, we have all grown, and we have created some extraordinary original music.
As lock-down eases, our sessions are now real, virtual or a blend of both. A session that includes both real and virtual participation brings a new set of challenges and opportunities. It will bring new music too.
Written by Jane Williams, Published by Dom Palfreman