Music connects us like nothing else. As we slide into spring and the warmer (and still uniquely changeable) Melbourne weather beckons us to socialise and celebrate at festivals and events (including the inspiring West Set Music Festival), it’s got me thinking about connection. 

    In the shadow of a pandemic that, for the first time in our lifetimes literally forced us apart, and at a time of unprecedented social, political, economic and environmental change, I wonder if connection is what we need most, and music our greatest tool for it.

    We know that music brings people together; from being responsible for some of the greatest human gatherings on Earth such as Woodstock or Victoria’s own Sunbury Music Festival, to connecting us to our ‘tribe’, and the people with whom we share common tastes and passions. 

    But it’s perhaps the connection it elicits between us and something bigger than all of us that’s its true power. A feeling and creative connection beyond mere words or thinking. A connection that’s really hard to describe, because it is beyond words.

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