26: Conductor

A person who directs an orchestra or chorus, communicating to the performers by motions of a baton or the hands his or her interpretation of the music.

We all know the importance of the conductor’s baton. A small yet revered object with the power to guide a group of people. Impossibly light and delicately balanced it can convey the ferocity of a sfortzando, to the delicate sweetness of a dolcissimo.

Imagine yourself sitting amongst the performers, perched on the edge of your seat, your eyes focused on the baton’s movements. There you sit, behind a stand laden with sheet music and pencils, instrument in hand, poised and ready to play. Breath held, waiting for the baton to fall…

Perhaps in Our orchestra the baton takes the shape of a paint brush. We watch as the brush begins its fluid movements. It strokes the canvas, painting the music imagined in the conductor’s mind. Colour splashes, bringing forth shapes and dimensions, stories and feelings.

Is the music the eternal rhythms of nature, earthly, mirroring the seasons of life? Is it more intimate, our emotions and experiences ebbing and flowing around us?

Music is expression, as is beauty created with colour and form.

This project began with an idea, a simple tune in a person’s mind that has morphed into a symphony of colour and shape. This idea has been taken from a conversation and turned into a passion. A passion that is growing day by day through commitment…