the blog of William Brown Percussion

 

 

 sonder

 

 

sonder

the blog of William Brown Percussion

Perspective. Purpose. Personal.

Sonder: The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, has a life as complex as one’s own, which they are constantly living despite one’s personal lack of awareness of it.

Gradual

Gradual

Eight schools over three years. Flights, drives, and zoom calls. 2 am practice sessions. Emails, audition deposits, admissions seminars. Forgetting to turn the snares off, missed notes on Porgy,...

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Dark

Dark

September 22nd was a special day. It was a day of gentle breezes and cool air, bright skies and sunbeams. It was a day whose weather inspired nostalgia, a breeze that hinted at a cold future while...

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Sonder 012 | Case Study

Sonder 012 | Case Study

This blog has been incredibly cathartic for me during the year. It has given me the opportunity to refine the tangle of thoughts I have rolling around in my head into tangible threads. With that...

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Resilient

Resilient

WB: I met Ghadeer Abaido when she showed up in an orchestra rehearsal to play Totentanz, Liszt's monument to the Dies irae. By the end of the exposition I was thoroughly entranced by her playing....

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A Year Lost

A Year Lost

"Sophie Lee Morris' Liesl stands out in beauty and in voice; her duet with Doman in "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," complete with bicycle tricks, was to die for." WB: My time playing The Sound of...

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Too Young to be Canceled?

Too Young to be Canceled?

To cancel someone (usually a celebrity or other well-known figure) means to stop giving support to that person. The act of canceling could entail boycotting an actor’s movies or no longer reading or promoting a writer’s works.

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sonder 008

sonder 008

At least once a week I have a day where I get absolutely nothing done. I become paralyzed by thoughts; not really about how bad things are but how bad things are going to be. I’ve lost so many gigs...

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Fences

Fences

Imagine a field. A cheerful sun shining down on grass as soft as a cloud, a meadow that ripples like water in the gentle breeze, fresh air filling your lungs. This field is boundless, disappearing over the horizon in all directions, melding into a cloudless sky.

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Service

Service

How does your work provide a service to others? Does it make people think differently? Tell a story one could relate to? Offer a new perspective. . . There are moments, unpredictable but inexorable, that we will have the opportunity to give.

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