Every week, we ask a different local artist to provide their unique perspective on the pandemic experience from a musician’s point of view. Through words, video and music, each musician will share their story, along with an audio or video sample of a recent project, and a link to purchase their music so that you can support their work.
This week, drummer (and ukulelist!) Ted Warren talks about reconnecting with the joy of making music, learning new instruments, and a new project on the horizon.
"Ironically, since I haven't been performing, I've been able to do more consistent practicing than I have in years! Not only on drums, but piano, blues harp, and I've started Ukulele! :) I'm fortunate that I have always enjoyed the "research and development" side of being a musician almost as much as performing. The two most important things I've learned are that I'm not defined solely by being a musician, or being paid to be involved in music. The other thing is, ironically enough, that the freedom to not be defined exclusively by my work has caused me to have more freedom and joy in creating music than ever before! I have given solo drum concerts before, but the Pandemic has caused me to do a few more, and I'm now getting ready to record my first solo album, and I'm really looking forward to it! Once it comes out, you'll be humming the tunes all day long! :) "
To find out more about Ted's projects, including how to purchase his music, he'd be happy to hear from you directly: twarren(at)gto.net
Here's a just-released drum-saxophone duo, recorded with Allison Au: