“Being in character helps diffuse some of the self-consciousness and angst of playing before a camera.” ~ Diane Giorgi

Have you ever wondered what it might look like if every 12 measures of music wore a different costume?  Diane Giorgi did!  But she didn’t stop there! She created this video so we can see what that might look – and sound – like!

 

Diane is one of the daring harpists who are challenging themselves to develop new ways of self-expression in Hip Harp Academy by combining the skills and tools of improv with each person’s natural abilities and passions – creating new hybrids of expression that expand what it means to be a harp player.

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If you love the PROCESS of learning, like I do – make sure you read on.  Whenever a member of the Academy shares a project, I ask them to share their process as well, because that PROCESS creates a gift of illumination for all of us about how we can approach any creative project ourselves.

 



CONNELLY-Cath-exportDIANE SAYS …

“Being in character helps diffuse some of the self-consciousness and angst of playing before a camera.”  

Being in character helps diffuse some of the self-consciousness & angst of playing before a camera. Click To Tweet

1. Describe your final project.

Anthropomorphizing the components of the Blues

2. What principles from this course or from chats did you use to develop, perform, and record this project – and how did they play a part in your process?

I used DHC’s suggestion to “get into bodily” the components of the blues and combined that with the parodying of 50’s coffee house music that I would do in my youth to amuse my younger brother, who will be the first recipient of the video.

It definitely boosted my self-confidence and has stimulated so many creative ideas for the future. Click To Tweet

3. Give a short description of what it took for you to be able to play what you did – both logistically and emotionally.

Without realizing it I absorbed so much from the chats, that I was able to use things that helped vary the written music.

4. What freedoms and blocks within yourself did you connect with (or struggle with) in the process?

Being in character helped diffuse some of the self-consciousness and angst of playing before a camera.
I wish that I could have technically played better, but on the whole consider it a personal milestone on many levels

5. What challenges did you meet while connecting with your own freedom of expression in this project?

The challenge to overcome my self-consciousness to bring a vision to reality. The freedom to play the notes that pleased me however dissonant.
The challenge of using iMovie, which I’ve never done before and while the video results didn’t totally match my vision, I have the basis to improve on future videos

I can embrace imperfection without making it the main focus and appreciate the accomplishment. Click To Tweet

6. What other parts of your life were impacted by what you learned in this class, and how?

It definitely boosted my self-confidence and has stimulated so many creative ideas for the future.

7. What were your personal “Ahas”?

I can embrace imperfection without making it the main focus and appreciate the accomplishment.

8. Is there anything else you want people to know when they watch your video?

This video is for my brother, who appreciated and encouraged the wackiness!

A NOTE TO THE READER FROM DHC

Hey, thanks for reading this example of what it’s like to go thru a course with me! Did you have Aha’s or revelations watching the video & reading the answers she wrote? Add your comments below. Please – no critiques – just share what you learned from someone courageously sharing a project that’s the BEGINNING of a lifelong learning journey.

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