The Journey so Far

The TestBeds journey has been a wonderful experience so far.

As a cohort we have had many interesting sessions exploring the common threads that run through our diverse experiences as artists. For me, the process of defining core values has been extremely useful. As a musician who works across cultures, I had a subconscious awareness of what my core artistic values were, but hadn’t found a way of distilling them down to their essence.

Through the TestBeds process I consciously realised that sound is at the heart of everything I do, whether it is conducting a piece by Beethoven, creating a new work with a musician from Bangladesh or introducing schoolchildren to the exhilaration of South Indian rhythm.

I’ve tried to encapsulate this in this 2 ½ minute film, which also gives prospective conductors what I believe to be the most useful piece of advice they could ever have!