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    Front edge

    Pandemic blogging. I’m going to decide that’s exempt from consequences– as opposed to pandemic pet adoption, for instance. Being at the front edge of something without knowing what the shape of the whole is is NOT a safe place for a classical singer. I emphasize to my students that we build an instrument that’s customized at the outset for the style, the intent, the frequency, the length of vocal gesture. It’s possible to just sally forth with a functional default setting, but that’s a version that belongs to the process, not the rendition you’d declare a final product, the work you’ll sign your name to. And my name is already…