I'm obsessed, as you know, with conversation, which at its most basic is the expression of thought through sound that we transmit through our mouths to one another. We thus "give voice" to our ideas.
So a recent video piece on the New York Times web site has me transfixed. Joseph Bertolozzi, an American musician and composer, likes to make sounds not only from traditional instruments, but from artifacts, too, especially built structures. Like bridges. Like, believe it or not, the Eiffel Tower.
So once this idea got into his head, he got to work to make that happen, despite the fact that he doesn't speak French, had not one contact In Paris (or France for that matter). Three years later, he is making music on the Eiffel Tower. Or, more precisely he is making music using the Eiffel Tower as his instrument.
The story is a fascinating one, not only because he has so innovatively given voice to an iconic monument, but also because it is a remarkable example of how perseverance can result in an unlikely win.
My wish for you today is that you find that thing, that thought, that idea to which you would like to give voice and that you make it happen.
Here's the video: