A short documentary about Daniel Alexandre and the utility of collaboration during the creative process
Created by Asher Trout
When I was in high school I took an AP Music Theory course where the professor gave us different percussive instruments and formed us into a drum circle. The idea was for all of us to play a rhythm simple enough to repeat consistently, while also playing within the context of each instruments' timbre.
This taught me how to listen and how to focus on my voice as well as the other voices in the circle. That experience helped define the way that I play, listen, and enjoy music. An important fact about me is that I'm always looking for ways to involve others and invite them to use their unique voice.
I believe we all have a voice and a message to share. I remember watching every single episode of Def Poetry Jam with my sister growing up. That's how I fell in love with language and where I first witnessed the many different iterations of verbal expression.
I fell in love with every turn of phrase and how some of the faintest gestures could make a simple sentence cut deeply. I started to realize that sharing your soul meant way more than just singing a song you wrote alone in your bedroom.
To perform live is to invite the audience in on the story as well as the process leading up to it. Using all the tools at your disposal; body-language, presentation, instrumentation, and whatever it takes to rouse a sensation.
The mission of The Green Room is to create a space where artists can develop their personal brand, share creative ideas, and enhance the efficiency of their self-expression. As artists we can get engrossed in our own work, however the path to reaching the next level requires collaboration.
The goal of The Green Room is to share blog posts that highlight the different facets of live performance and discuss ways for new and independent artists to incorporate those skills.
We do this by analyzing popular live performances and inviting active members of the music industry to share what it is they look for in an ideal performer.