In order to introduce the picture above posted and what this article is about, I introduce the famous sentence by MayaPlisetskaya, the controversial Soviet Union ballerina: I am convinced that it was not the word that came first but a gesture. A gesture is understood by everyone... you need nothing else, no words.
At WKMT, we are very committed to the experimentation with gestures and music. Gisela Paterno has now a project in which creates music by inspiring from the movement someone else does around her. In this case, the gesture inspires her to compose music. This makes us think that either gesture or music can be inspired by the other one.
In this article, written by Mark Dowling, a piano teacher at WKMT, you will find deep info about the gesture in music, different types of gestures and our own gesture, as musicians, when performing an inspiring piece.