First things first:
The 1st Tango Bassoon Competition is coming up! No grey November ahead, but lots of soulful music making instead. Are YOU in?
We’d love to hear YOU. Come and participate! The jury and I are cheering you on :o)
There is nothing to lose, but so much to win! Prizes – of course, but also a precious experience that money can not buy. You will be proud all your life.
Send us your Tango video, we’d love to have you here!!
Today I want to tell a little story. I am a big fan of Michael Endes writings. You may be familiar with the Never Ending Story. Yes, the one with the white doglike dragon :o)
A talisman plays a major role in it.
This thing opens the magic world of Atreyu. It brings the reader from the ordinary life of an ordinary boy to wondrous adventures, fancy creatures and lands.
Atreyu battles the Nothing, that eats up everything in this world. It destroys all thats there into nothingsness. Atreyu manages to stop it and saves the Childlike Empress in the Ivory Tower, who guides people through their fantasy and creativity.
Isn’t that an interesting allegory of our time?
The Nothing is eating up all walks of life, here and today.
The meaning goes out and in comes emptiness. In our world the Nothing is called distraction. Introduced through media, social distance, restrictions everywhere, technology and protocols that majorly disrupt our culture and society.
What if YOU had a talisman, like Atreyu?
Imagine you could grab it. And it would open a new adventurous world.
Imagine you would actively battle the rings, dings and pings, the ubiquitous Nothing we have here. And help transform this place into a world that is so fascinating no one would ever WANT distraction.
The talisman not only protects you, it also has all the answers.
It functions as a compass that you never lose track and it puts you back on your feet again when you got lost.
And guess what, you already HAVE this talisman! It hangs in your corridor, in your bathroom, at the side of your closet. We call this thing “mirror”.
You can enter this world – but you have to look at yourself first.
You have to look into this mirror, otherwise this world on the other side keeps closed. No entrance.
You have all the protection, all the answers and all the stamina you need. They ARE there.
But only by looking at yourself will those things be available to you.
I wish you a wondrous October,
keep rocking the Tangos! We look forward to your videos!
So much love and thanks for reading this,
p.s. Wanna see real cool bassoon kids? Voilà.
p.p.s Tango inspiration at it’s best: Tango Etüden PRO stratosphericly amazing recording by Nikolaus Maler.