MPP3: Mental Health and Self-Doubt with Chris Cresswell

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Composer Chris Cresswell and I have known each other for a couple of years, and we never fail to to have long, rambling, fun conversations. Today was no different in this trans-Atlantic chat about self-doubt, finding joy in composing, and mental health for artists.

In this episode:

  • Wearing many hats
  • Finding joy in creating
  • How practical considerations can inform your compositional practice
  • Comparing yourself to other composers
  • Cutting yourself some slack
  • Creating a life that is healthy and sustainable, and also nourishes your art
  • Success and mental health
  • Feeding the whole person
  • How Dennis and Chris try to cope

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48 episodes available. A new episode about every 7 days averaging 69 mins duration .