Peter Gabriel, one of my absolute favorite musicians/songwriters/composers, always seems to be allowing his music to become what it wants to become. Not that the music has a mind of its own, but Gabriel plays with sounds and allows the music to unfold, molding it when needed, to create something new. This led him to his hybrid style of composing and performing adding rock instruments, non-western instruments, and the newest technology available together in search for a sound that resonated with him. In recording “Security,” Gabriel let his music be something broader than what we sometimes allow our music to be.
- What will you allow your music to be?
- What will you allow your students’ music to be?
- Who makes the decision about what music is allowed to be in your classroom?