I remember one of my teachers used to tell me that you can't just count on your feelings that you may or might not have on the day of your performance so you have to have an in-built tehnique that would also include the musical ideas,feelings and even if lets say,you can't be focused at the time,your interpretation will continue to seem authentic,correlated to your state of emotions.
I love Stanislawski because in his method,I found a solution(or at least,an exercise)for mind focus and fighting stage fright. I wonder why his method isn't used by musicians as well...or at least talked about more often.
In the same time,I was analyzing actors performing in the theatre for 2 months,the same play and sometimes 2 times a day and their performance seemed incredibly intense so I wonder if they have some built tehnique as well. Although ,if I understand Stanislawski's method well enough,they are supposed to reach that level of identification with the character or the emotion,each time.I used to believe one would go crazy if they'd do that but then,which would be the purpose of art if we don't do it?
So my question would be,I think- would you believe that such an approach on music and interpretation could be possible for us,musicians,as well? I sometimes get the feeling that we discuss so much the tehnique,bowings,fingerings,phrase,colours,that is -means - that we forget about the essence of music and we hardly talk about it anymore,let alone identification or an atempt of self understanding in correlation to it.
I am aware this debates might seem very vague since talking about the meanings of music is highly subjective but I believe it is very important to have them anyway and even to experiment with new ideas in interpretation and I don't understand why they are almost completely missing from our educational system. It is like keeping the means and losing the meaning...
Thank you! Looking forward to reading your ideas !
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