How do you cope with the situation when you come to the church and find out that you've been replaced by somebody else in your organist position without any explanation?
How do you get on with your life when you and your colleague are fired, but days later you find out that the unfortunate one were only you?
Or what about when the church says, they don't have any money to pay for your services and you offer to play for them for free, but they are not interested?
What do you think when you are forced to leave by the church although you were clearly doing a wonderful job?
The best answer to the church officials would be this:
"Maybe it's not for you. I'll go talk to these guys instead."
I think it's inspiring to know that these days, people who need you, who value your work might not live next door or in your town or in your country or even on the same continent as you. These days you can touch a person on the other side of the globe (and they can touch you back).
What some twenty years ago might have sounded like a life sentence, today is a liberation to create your art wherever, whenever, however, and to whoever you choose.
The tyranny of being picked is gone.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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