by Rebecca Cochran
As 2016 emerges, rather than setting resolutions, I’ve embarked upon a personal experiment. I’m calling it My Year of Bach.
This particular experiment is very near and dear to my heart. As a flutist, for as long as I can remember, Johann Sebastian Bach has been my favorite composer. I’ve written about Bach several times here in this space.
My experiment, or challenge, was partially inspired by Austin Kleon, a writer who draws. I heard Austin speak at the Hopscotch Design Festival in Raleigh last summer. I’ve since read his books, Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work! His suggestions to “share something small every day,” “send out a daily dispatch” and “share like an artist” immediately resonated with me.
With My Year of Bach, I haven’t set too many rules for myself. Like I said, this is an experiment, and I think we all need to experiment more.
My goals for this experiment are:
- Post daily
- Learn as I go
- Share what I learn
- Enjoy myself
So, here goes!