I have a story in the making. It has been calling me for a little while now and I jot down ideas and tweaks from time to time.
It all started with a conversation with a friend who had taken a bodhran onto the top of a hill when the full moon coincided with mid summer. The rhythm had come naturally from the landscape, the ambience and the glorious lunacy of nocturnal solo drumming.
Someone I met said that there is music of the earth – it is up to us whether we listen to it. I loved the concept of there being an ‘earthbeat’
The story of ‘Drummer’ ties together thoughts of the interconnectedness of everything, the Anglo Saxon concept of Wyrd, a character rediscovering his mojo and a fair amount of percussion!
It is almost ready to go.
Retelling a story that I have heard or read is one thing, launching an original of my own is more daunting. I need to be sure that it is ready to fly the nest and am both looking forward to, and apprehensive about, giving it that test flight!