Doing events is an art.
I’ve done more events in the past 8 months than ever before. One of them is a TEDx event. And a design event. And I’m planning an online event for Artiden.
Doing a series of anything is good, because you find hidden trends. Like, you’d be surprised at what I’ve learned from writing posts that go viral.
You can see how things turn out, then tweak it for next time. If you keep doing it, you’ll become an expert.
The best of all shall survive, you know?
Let’s talk about music events.
Classical musicians turn their noses up at mainstream pop music.
Then pop artists think classical music isn’t rad enough.
Which is fine.
As a pianist, I’ve spent more time with Classical music than anything else.
But, there comes a certain point in every pianist’s life…
When pop music gets easier to play than the classical repertoire—say, 2 minutes to sight read Rihanna versus 5 weeks to sight read Liszt.
That’s one of the perks for being a classical musician: you earn the skills to play other types of music easily.
It’s like ballet. Proper and kind of nerdy, but no one denies that it’s helpful if you want to be good at other styles.
Most pop artists have some type of classical training, like Mika. I’m a big fan of his.
But, can pop music be allowed at a formal piano event?
If you let one person play pop music, will everyone copy? Will you end up with a pop concert?
The most pressing question: how can you organize an amazing event?