It’s often said that music is a universal language. But language isn’t much good unless you’re using it to have a conversation. So, how do you start one? For Mike Block, the answer is to invite musicians from different countries to the same town for one week…
Each year, hundreds of summer music festivals pull out all the stops, showcasing great works performed by stellar artists in spectacular settings. We put together a set of festival road trips, chosen for their diversity of musical experience, geography and timeline.
Mike Block is the quintessential twenty-first century musician, with a sense of creativity that cannot be contained in a box of any kind. In this interview, Block discusses his beginnings and his current artistic goals.
It’s easy to blame forces outside your control for a ticket sales slump. But why feel powerless? Try taking on a beginner’s mindset and empathizing with your patrons to learn what they expect from you beyond simply a great performance.