February 22, 2020

Finding Closure?

John Konsolakis, 20

Experiencing emotional pain is an indispensable part of being human. It can be paralyzing and all-consuming and, yet, seemingly starting from nothing. A persistent memory, a recurring thought; they are the threads from which whole emotional universes begin to unravel freely. At a time like this, writing music can be a very personal experience. The catalyst for a composition becomes the pressing need of the ‘composer’ to make sense of themselves, resorting to music in an attempt to express that which they cannot express with words, to understand and come to terms with their circumstances. It is an attempt not to forget, but to find closure in remembering.