“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
The nomadic nature of collaborative art is not something that just happens to an artist; its path is a deliberate decision. In my case, when the restless albeit solitary life of performing as a soloist alienated me from my immediate environment, I had to admit that I felt lonely when I was alone – and, to borrow from Sartre, surmised I was therefore in bad company.
Working with others is hugely inspiring and a process from which I continuously grow. Some of those collaborations have peaked in the past months, and I am thrilled to share them with you. For those who like to listen, watch, scroll or read, please visit the following corners of my mind.
Gwendolyn Masin, Jiska Lambrecht, Markus Fleck, Martin Moriarty, Benedict Klöckner
Photos of this past May’s GAIA Music Festival taken by Sára Timár.
David Cristobal Litago, Henriette Jensen, Marijke Schröer, Jonas Tschanz, Gwendolyn Masin
Photo: Claudia Rauber
Photos of our most recent Gwendolyn’s Bridge Club events, with images by Claudia Rauber and Luis Gautschi.
“Why are people so scared of moving house?” I wondered, as I sat at the kitchen table staring at the light of two flickering candles, cradling a cup of tea in my hands.
“I’m not!” my husband responded from two rooms away.
“Those who fear moving house lack intelligence,” he maintained.
Just thinking about such a statement made my head spin. How callous, I thought. Outrageous! Insulting! GENERALISING!
And, then I thought again.
I would love to build community, understanding, open-mindedness amongst music lovers everywhere. My work is designed to encourage that and your contribution adds continued purpose and dimension to that.
Your support here lends me courage and gives me motivation to go on, to never cease from exploration, to remain the eternal student and to share, share, share. THANK YOU.