Showing posts from February, 2012

The Noise of Art

[My apologies for re/crossposting my own post, but it fits here] Let's get messy! Too often people are overly polite and timid—they don't want to make waves. They don't want to stand out and be different. But percussion is all about making (sound) waves, and standing out above the din. Make a big noise! Don't worry about what your friends and neighbors will say, go ahead and make it! And if you paint, get out those bright colors, splash them on your canvas. Dancers, jump and wiggle. Writers, use big words, go into detail. Don't leave anything out. There. Does that feel better? Now that you have that down, you can edit things, tidy it up a bit. But you can't edit small . You need something BIG in order to trim it down. When I'm in my studio working, I'm making all sorts of noise. It's chaos and things are messy. But out of that chaos come nuggets of golden ideas that are worth developing. Yeah, I throw away a lot