May 9, 2012

The Dual Nature of Performance, Part One

Posted in performance, self-consciousness, Writer's Block tagged , at 4:37 am by Rebecca Hein

Excitement or stage fright: which is it going to be? In musical performance, often I don’t know until I’m in front of the audience.

Even if I’ve been nervous beforehand, sometimes I’m rock-solid onstage, and my playing has that sparkle of energy that hardly ever occurs in practicing because nobody’s listening.

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