“Yes, I try for that,” Kitty says. “I didn’t always. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned how important those rests, those pauses can be.”
She pauses now in the conversation, waiting, surveying the silence.
“Younger musicians tend to over-play,” she says, almost in a whisper. It's almost a throwaway remark, but one which in its simplicity is striking in the context of the conversation. “You need to ask yourself, what can I take out of this, instead of what can I put into it?”
To be concluded in part 4.