​Andréa Tyniec © 2015 

 

February 6, 2018

I’m discovering it takes a special kind of endurance to be a leader, an artist, a maker, and to bring any idea to life. Too many times now, the energy behind advice such as: “never give up”, “you’ve got to have tough skin”, “just ____ and everything will be alright”, f...

November 6, 2017

I try to start on the mat everyday, practicing the same postures over and over. When the form is always the same, when you know every move you're doing, you can start paying attention to what's different inside. I find that the same thoughts that try to get in the way...

November 2, 2017

When you’re dealing with sound, imagining it and creating it, notation can become extremely challenging. Music is this free creature, and when you want others to pick it up and give it life, you deal with notation. Right now, Ana Sokolović’s concerto exists in parts, a...

November 1, 2017

One of my favourite parts of being a musician is working directly with the composer whose piece I’m playing. Yes you can ask as many notation questions as you want, but just having them in the room, going for lunch, listening to them speak, sometimes knowing them for y...

October 31, 2017

Preparing for the first rehearsal. Sometimes you have to over-prepare. Sometimes you have to prepare just enough to be able to stay flexible. It depends who you’re working with and what you’re working on. This time, we have the luxury of having a week of rehearsals bef...

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