Because music can make us completely forget about Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for a brief – but remarkably strong – moment. If you are mesmerized by sound, you cannot at the same time consider how to post an update about it.
The very essence of a musical experience is not reflective. It is a self-forgetting, here-and-now phenomenon. Being touched by music means forgetting yourself and becoming part of an intimate exchange of physical emotions from one human being to another – from the musician to the listener.
This exchange is what inspires me. Trying to find the best performative way to establish and strengthen it is my goal. I might have to break a couple of traditional classical music-paradigms to get there – but isn’t that what any art form does to stay alive?