Hello, World from the most awesome quarantine-space one can desire. To be locked inside a creative workshop in NYC with pianos, colorful lights and your best friend sounds more like a dream than reality. Thanks Silvermuse !I’ll be sharing SO much with you all during the following weeks, stay tuned!
I’d like to start with this one here, let me know your thoughts!
I still can’t get over the videos of thousands of quarantined Italians playing music on their balconies. It’s beautiful! Yet, this is so much more than just the only uplifting news on TV – it is a clear message that keeping creativity alive is crucial in situations like this. The whole story can easily go so wrong if people get bitter in their homes.
Today is one of the moments in history when the job of an artist proves to be so much more than just being an entertainer: Our job is to show people how one can keep filling his life with wonderful experiences without always needing the outside world (just give me an instrument and some food and I’ll be very happy for weeks)
The best we can do as artists is find the most magical way to share our passions and stories with people around us and inspire them – until they start becoming us. That’s what the Italians did by playing music and dancing from their hearts – not online, not behind closed doors – but on their balconies until more and more people joined and the whole thing became a bigger inspiration for the world.
We artists know that even if the systems should fall or all the money in the world end, life will still go on because the best thing on this planet is free: a powerful pleasant feeling of magic (that among many others music, creation, meaningful connections can give us)
Now it is our chance to show people magic and make the crowds ask an important question:
“If a thing can never fulfill me the way art does, why have I for all my life spent so much money on things but not on art ?”
The current environmental situation proves that our world cannot sustainably carry the heavy weight of an economic system dependent on manufacturing things. Could this be the official start of an era when untouchable goods become the foundation for the new economic system?
For me the job of an artist is very similar to a job of a gardener who has to water the flowers that are pushing through the rumbling ground in spring…and the spring is now.And if you are given the ability to create – Do it , and share with others!