Tag: Black composers

Billy Childs: Creative Process, Internal Pressures & Racial Identity

Billy Childs sitting in front of a grand piano.

Composer and pianist Billy Childs shares the impact of the pandemic and systemic racism in America on his creativity and how he returns to his writing process with practice and persistence. Billy speaks candidly about the pressure he puts on himself to create and perfect his craft, how his musical brain is constantly processing the world around him, and the healing nature of artistic experience.