How do you decide which part of your lineage you want to keep unchanged while adding your personality into your brand of music? In this video, I talk about how I balance traditional musical values that my Guru Brindamma instilled in me, with my own innovation, style, and individuality.
I hope it helps you decide how to blend the two to create your unique musical identity.
This clip is from an interview with Grammy-nominated composer-pianist, Vijay Iyer, Program Director of the ‘The Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music’ (May and June 2014). I was invited as a guest faculty for a week-long stint at this workshop, where participants had gathered from around the world to share, develop, and challenge their own ideas and abilities.