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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.

sonder 015 | balance

sonder 015 | balance

The picture above was taken in New Hampshire in May. To be precise, the photographer is standing at about 43°19'32.9"N 71°41'03.1"W, give or take a few feet. To be less precise and more accurate, my...

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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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