New year, new projects…

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.


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2 Responses to New year, new projects…

  1. Karen Ayles says:

    Maybe by delving into the Malays you will be better equipped to compose “new,” traditional melodies. For all of us who appreciate your wonderful talent, it would be great to hear your talents in a unique. Thanks for all you do to keep our beautiful heritage alive.

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