The realization of the artist through his art: the circle closes
In fact during the break many people from the audience came up to shake my hand and congratulate me for my piece. The same thing would happened also at the end of the concert after the last wonderful composition: the Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by the talented pianist Di Wu. I think I can say that the moments when people in the audience are approaching to compliment you after a concert, especially if your composition has been performed, is the most rewarding thing for a musician, in particular I think it was the most intense moment in which my goal as an artist was really accomplished. A bit like when you finish drawing a circle and you close it: after inspiration, the first draft of the main idea, the next phase of composition that gradually developed the work, the long orchestral and revision works that until the last detail gave shape to the piece and, last but not least, the long and almost interminable wait (2 years) before the work took concrete life in the live performance. All this is part of a process that from the beginning to the end represents the work and the composer and that binds them as a single entity, an entity not really realized until the moment in which the live performance takes place and the audience perceives in some way the meaning contained in the work. The communication process between audience and work – and therefore between composer and audience – is in my opinion what gave birth to art, what every artist should tend to, and what I perceived so intensely that evening that I hope in the future I will have the chance to feel it again.