Practice twice a week, five hours a week; meetings once a week, two hours a week.
Arguments, disagreements, but new material. Always new material.
We miss performing, but we need the time off for us to grow.
Big preparations for Byblos. It's a lot of pressure, a huge challenge for us! DEMCO Steel times 4!
Meanwhile a lot of new music is popping up in Beirut. It's great! And other events, plays (check out Ashphalt), photo exhibitions (check out 'ma baad lahza' in Masra7 el Madina), art exhibitions (check out 'formless' in Furn el Chebbak) Beirut is explosive this year!
So it's work work work...but also fun fun fun. Making music is fun. It's spontaneous. Sometimes we get carried away with making specific sounds, other times the mood dominates and new sounds are born. Both are rich. Sometimes it's hard to let ourselves get carried away with the music instead of structuring it straight away to make 'songs'. It used to be the opposite. But we're learning to chill and to allow some of the practice sessions to really be jam sessions with no goal other than to play.