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Music, Freedom in Expression

Music is the language of the spirit.” – Kahlil Gibran

Originality. Since he was in fourth grade, Brian has sat down on the green velvet-covered piano bench and pounded out a tune on an old upright Baldwin.  Sometimes, he belts out lyrics to his beloved songs, or, strums an original “singable” melody with a rich chord progression. Playing by ear and feel, music gives Brian freedom in expression. “Just fingers on the keys and a notion to realize what sounds good and feels right at the time,” he said, describing the process to the music that he loves. It doesn’t matter who’s in the room or what time of the day, Brian’s musical declarations seem to come from deep impulses, callings so personal they seemed to arise from inside him.

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The Heart of Who We Are

What is it we are "about?"

What is it we are “about?”

“Painting is damned difficult—you always think you’ve got it, but then you haven’t.”—Paul Cezanne

What is it we are “about” when we write? When we paint or produce a play? What are we after? Is it a certain feeling or mood, an emotional response? Maybe like the impressionist painters, it involves a specific goal—such as capturing the play of sunlight and shadow, accurately portraying the luminosity of light on water. Maybe, like Cezanne, the goal is to paint an apple that is both the essence of apple. and also an apple with such form and solidity that you could almost extend your hand and pluck it from the canvas.

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