i've been reflecting today about my concertina time at home. i was lent the concertina by another member of the group after i felt at home with it in the session.
i've picked it up this week and made sounds with it, however it is nowhere like the experience with the group last week. in the group i was able to experiment with the sounds it made within an improvised composition being created by the group. i don't have any real understadning of the formal language of music, i simply respond to what i hear.
away from the improvisation, my making sounds are without something to respond to and i quickly stop the experiment.
so i conclude that being amoungst people who do have a control of the formal musical language creates a space for me to experiment with listening and responding to what is happening in the space.