Conference is coming…10 May
The 2011 MMA Conference is drawing near, as is the release of the Conference issue of Ensemble magazine. Here are a few tasters of what is to come…
“I tend to use percussion in a rhythmic sense rather than for colour, in the way classical music does. I try to make all of these influences sound as though they come from one place, and not one thing bolted on to another. Boundaries mean nothing to me. It is all the same musical language.”
Mark Stringer (Trinity Guildhall)
“I can’t believe that the UK will ever become a land without music. Too many people are so passionate about it, and there are so many young people coming through who want to express themselves through their art.
There has never been a better time than now to find a vehicle to express yourself. You can share what you have to offer globally and that is really exciting. With that inspiration I can’t believe that music will not thrive in the future.”
John Holmes (ABRSM)
“Ultimately a truly remarkable performance is about human communication – electricity and chemistry and those things that happen between people. That’s why, in my opinion, you can’t record an exam as a document. The immediacy and spontaneity of the moment are very important. For me, a performance that works, feels like pure connection.”