Not being a musician myself, however, I don’t have the appropriate musical vocabulary, and was finding it difficult to put my thoughts into words. So this week I arranged a meeting with good friend and classical-music guru, Caroline Brotherton.
A pianist and cellist herself, Caroline listened extremely patiently as I waffled on about what it is I’m trying to achieve with TREADING AIR. She then assumed a thoughtful air, chose chocolate brownie from the menu (we were meeting over dinner), and casually threw out a few names, phrases and suggestions.
I wasn’t sure what it all meant, but it sounded very encouraging! And later, when Caroline showed and played me some examples, I saw that she had understood my intentions completely and that her suggestions were spot on.
We’ll continue to work together on this, but already it feels as if a whole new layer is dropping into place.
Thank you so much, Caroline… x