Articles by Brian Doerksen
By Brian Doerksen with Hannah Marazzi
February 22, 2019
Musician Brian Doerksen sits down with Convivium to discuss how music shaped him, how the needs of his family shaped his music, and how, in the end, collaboration is life.
Her mother was the first violinist in the orchestra for my event, so she started hearing the songs as they were learning them and she thought, "This is the kind of music that my daughter needs to hear It was like she had music in her and it took an injection of some of these fresh songs that she hadn't heard that were about love and about hope and about honesty, and her heart just opened up Then there are songs that people keep asking for: Faithful One, Creation Calls, Refiner's Fire, I Lift My Eyes Up, and Come, Now Is the Time to Worship I don't fully understand all of the psalms and I find at times there's a little bit too much us and them in it, but this is the songbook of the people of faith, of Jewish faith and of Christian faith for 3,000 years He's been doing music for 50 years now, and I still respect the songs he writes I'm part of a new, simple kind of faith community called the Table, and whenever we get together to worship or to be together we do it inter-generationally, because we believe that children need to be with the next generation and the grandparents' generation, and we all need to learn from each other