Storytelling as an Art Form

”I had huge notebooks filled with details,” he said. ”I arranged them, catching the proper rhythms they needed in the telling. Storytelling is more than reminiscing; it is work that one must develop. Orchestras have commissioned me to do stories, such as the Boston Symphony and others in Toledo, Detroit and Indianapolis. The first I did was ‘Peer Gynt.’ You must be able to change your voice to keep up with Grieg’s musical story. When the orchestra gets into the ‘Hall of the Mountain King,’ the music getting louder and more powerful, your voice will change with that.”

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