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2020 has been exciting so far, hasn't it? Like many of you, I'm still holding out hope that we will all be able to resume our normal lives someday soon. For me, that includes getting out in the world and performing with and for other people. Sadly, however, those days may be a long way off.
In the meantime, I have been keeping busy. Although far less immediately satisfying that giving live concerts, I have been deeply involved with the production of numerous simulated, collaborative performances with The Hot Club of San Francisco, Vitamin Em, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Magik*Magik Orchestra, and others to come. The internet is popping with the fruits of artists' creativity and I've been inspired by so many pieces that I've seen. Hopefully, we can keep the collaborative and innovative spirit alive even after we've returned to our regular performing lives.
And I don't mind telling you that the pandemic has seriously threatened the ability of musicians to earn a living. That spirit of innovation mentioned above stems partly from the necessity of staying visible and exploring new income streams. Our traditional hard-ticket performance model may be a thing of the past but music is still with us. With a little luck and a lot of coming together, musicians will still be with us too.