Happy New Year to all of you!
It seems that the last two years, coming up with new and exciting projects was a simple task. I remember telling anyone that would ask : “I have a million ideas and will never run short of projects“. Funny…now I find myself in a bit of an embarrassing spot….I don’t know what project to move forward on. It also seems that in the pursuit of the work I did and completed last year, I have forgotten some of those ideas. Small ones that were beginnings of potentially lengthy projects.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. – Thomas A. Edison
Last year much focus has been on the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and thus the projects were easy for me to put together. As a matter of fact, if I stuck to this same thread, there is more I could do.
I am caught in the middle of trying to preserve and move forward at the same time. Should the project focus deal with new music? Trying my hand at composing. I am not a composer and have only put together a few songs together.
I have also thought about doing a deep dive into the makams, the Middle Eastern scales that make up much of the music I perform in public. Learning new makams, experimenting with sounds, etc.
A film. Sure, I made one, should I do another? I have a few ideas, but ouch…a lot of work goes into that and I couldn’t do it without support from grants and such.
Probably should have wrote down all my ideas a few years ago when I had more of them. What do you think? I would love to hear from you about potential ideas to pursue.