I am a choir-conductor with one ear in Northern Europe and one in Southern Africa. To "conduct" literarily means "bring together" or "channel". It is not about waving your arms and shouting directions to get what you want. It is about listening intently and hearing a more beautiful sound than you've ever heard before. Despite the fact it is not there. Because of the fact it is not there. In order to manifest it.
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