The Art of Doing Nothing - Practising with passion, precision and patience

For a healthy, joyful and efficient way of practising "The Art of Doing Nothing" may be understood in several ways:

- as a reference to Bach's keyboard playing, described by Forkel, his first biographer, in 1802. Evidently, Bach achieved a maximum of expression with a minimum of movements.
- as a metaphor for a calm, concentrated state of mind that enables a healthy, joyful and efficient way of practising
- as a way of submitting the ego and coming closer to God. The performer may then feel the support of an invisible force. 

When I have time, I work on a series of educational videos, regarding both the classical repertoire and and my own music. The latter deals in particular with grooves and loops that suit cross-overs with world music, avant-jazz and avant-pop, using passages from Messiaen e.g. bird songs in a new context.

Here is the menu for my educational videos:

Maurice Duruflé - Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le thème du "Veni Creator" Op. 4 



 

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