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Trev's interview Part Three

Monday, January 20, 2014

With the question from “Awesomechelz.”
Are your children naturally creative or did they learn from your wife?

and the Question from Insh8p
Can you respite about your trip to Beethoven's house - the museum and breaking into song with the various song parts
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    Wonderful Trev , I must admit I read the transcript of your video because of the sound but also watched the video because I liked to see your expressions ! emoticon
    2549 days ago
    emoticon Music really is the universal language. The story of your impromptu performance at Mozart's house is incredible. What a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reminds me of a day when I was in the Army and we had done this grueling march with 50 lb. rucksacks and it was hot and the sun was beating down and at the top of this hill was a meadow and the sunflowers were bloomed and blowing in a light breeze. We had reached the pinnacle and could drop the rucksacks...and one of the guys spread his arms wide and started belting out "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music"...there were some snickers but soon there were dozens of soldiers with camo paint of their faces skipping and singing through this mountain meadow. Only lasted about 5 minutes and then it was back to the work at hand...but it was a time and a feeling I will never forget.

    I'm really enjoying your vlogs. I listen to them on my PC because it has much better speakers than my laptop but it is a nice touch to have the copy to read along. You are very passionate about your art! Thanks, Trev, for sharing your personal stories with us and broadening our horizons.
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  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog!!! Sound is not good. So I Enjoyed Reading it very much!!! You are doing great. Keep Sparking.
    2554 days ago
    Oh my - This interview saga was simply beautiful. I have goosebumps running up my arms just imagining the four of you - Strangers united in the mutual enjoyment and appreciation of something so perfectly created you cannot stand back as mere spectators, but must embrace with captive voices, raised in unison, while making melody in your hearts. That was a divine day and wonderful memory and so easy to understand how that would be one of your most wonderful performances. How could it not be ...
    Perhaps there can be no encore, at least not with the same performers and not in the same place, but whenever a time might come your way again to express that kind of passion, unscheduled and unrehearsed, I hope you sing, my friend, I hope you sing always without reservation.
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  • VALI_T
    I'm loving these bits of the interview you did with your daughter. It's really special (and fun) to get to know you in this way. emoticon

    BTW...I've been noticing the bass viol in the background. Who in your family plays the bass? When I was in high school I made some extra money playing in a little quinet that consisted of 2 violins, a viola, a flautist and a bass player rather than a cellist. We played string quartets and other pieces that we adapted for our little group and made pretty good money playing at weddings and parties. It was not an entirely conventional performance group, but it was a lot of fun.
    2554 days ago
    What a moment in time!!! Thank you so much for sharing the mem'ry of the impromptu performance. I love it when talent is so spontaneous! Joy!!! Be blessed and know you are delighting us with your sharing!
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    That's so special, Trev! Your children are very lucky to have such encouragement. Thanks so much for typing all that. I type a lot so I know it takes time. emoticon emoticon I know I have read your blogs where you shared your daughter's photos. Very talented.
    And your story about singing that song? WOW!! That should be a blog! I love it! Music IS the universal language. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 1/20/2014 6:22:33 PM
    Trevor, I have learned so much from these vlogs and will miss them once you go back to blogging. :) Thank you for posting them to share with us.

    BTW, Mozart - my favorite composer!!
    2554 days ago
  • TREV1964
    Knowing there have been problems before regarding the sound I have added what has been said in the interview underneath.

    Part Three

    Trev: Next question

    Sarah: This is a question from “Awesomechelz.”

    Trev; Oh Right – the Florida lady – ok – go for it.

    Sarah: Are your children naturally creative or did they learn from you and your wife?

    Trev: Creativity – it’s in all of us – I think every one of us can look at something and try to look at it in a slightly different way that makes you think slightly differently – and that creativity is there – I’ve encouraged our children to look in as many different areas as possible and all that. Hence why they have got interest in photography and the arts as well as music and painting and things like that – it’s very important for all of us to look and I just brought my kids up to be like me I suppose. So I wouldn’t say that I have deliberately made them like that it’s just – it’s in all of us I think we should all take time to look and find what’s out there and not just purely what we think is out there but what extra things are out there if we take the time to look. – OK – Next.

    Sarah: The next question is from Insh8p.

    Trev: Right OK

    Sarah: Can you respite about your trip to Beethoven’s house – the museum and breaking into song with the various voice parts?

    Trev: Aaah that was about the blog I done Music 1 Racism 0 that’s right. For starters – it wasn’t Beethoven – it was Mozart’s house in Vienna which is now a museum and yes it did happen, it happened soon after my wife and myself got married back in 89 and we went to Mozart’s house which is a museum and in a cupboard opened was the last hand-written page of Mozart. The Lacrimosa from the Requiem K.622 – 623 something like that, anyway um – this Chinese lady started singing the soprano part so I joined in with the tenor part and before long a local lady joined in with the alto part and a Hispanic fellow started joining in with the bass and the four of us sang the lacrimosa. It was just the right thing to do at the time I suppose but it was one of the most wonderful performances I have ever been involved with – singing Mozart from his handwriting is very special – it takes you about as close as you could possibly get to a composer that is no longer with us and in many ways – it was such a triumph for music because at the end of the performance we couldn’t speak each others languages at all – we couldn’t use verbal communication within our languages to congratulate each other – other than the general musical term BRAVO which we did – we all said bravo to each other and hugged each other and it was one of the most wonderful performances I have ever been involved with – and it - it’s brought people together – that’s what music does – it brings us all together.

    Hope you all enjoy it.

    Cheers and love to you all.

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