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When You Write, Get Close to the Soul

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul—and you answer.”—Terri Guillemats

There’s a story about an enterprising French manufacturer, who after World War II, collected the brass from shell casings fired by German artillery to reuse in making musical instruments. The story goes that when melted down and recast, they made saxophones of world class quality. In fact, some of the best saxophones ever made. Astoundingly superior to what had been produced before. And when the supply of German shell casings ran out and the manufacturer went back to pre-war materials, the resultant instruments were somehow lacking. Unable to produce musical tones with the same resonance as before, the same richness.

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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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