My artistic voice was there all along. After recording dozens of short piano pieces over the summer and fall of 2021 and previously with the cinematic noise trio "Fade/Dissolve", I've discovered, of course, that my voice was there all along. Listening to the playlists/videos, one can hear the "voice" as clear as a bell. Our "artistic voice" is revealed in a body of work, created a long period of time.
The next question of course is do I like what I hear? Does anyone else?
Why do we play music "nobody" likes?
Many styles of music are of a minority interest. Especially if your musical interest originates from a country, era, or culture different than your own.
Hanging out and posting online only goes so far.
So why do we persist swinging, shuffling, rocking and improvising decades after demise of these once popular forms in tiny rooms to tiny audiences? We are hardly making art with a capital A. We are essentially paying homage to something that already exists. Yet we continue.
I think there is a bit of all the above in myself.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 5th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.