You know the feeling of discovering an amazing band that not many people know about?
Yea, that was my experience when I first heard the Brilliance a couple years ago. Beautiful, raw, real music for the church that is so different than anything else out there.
So David Gungor and I met over Skype for a conversation about their music, about creating art for the church, the importance of defining a liturgy, creativity, David’s relationship with his brothers Michael (from the band Gungor) and Rob, and tons of great “local church” tips that will stretch and challenge you.
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In This Episode, You’ll Hear More About:
- David’s background in music and art.
- On copying others in worship music.
- Inspiring imagination in your congregation.
- Avoiding creating worship music like corporate jingles.
- Using the historical church calendar in your worship planning.
- Why repetitive worship chorus can lend towards us losing imagination in worship.
- Why we can’t always copy other worship artists…why it just doesn’t work.
- Why we corporate is gathering to tell, receive, and join in the story of the Triune God.
- Where David gets his inspiration as a lyricist.
- The difference between a craftsman and an artist (and how they approach creativity).
- David’s relationship with his brothers, Michael & Rob (and who he thinks is the most progressive, musically)
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Website: The Brilliance
- Music: Brother by The Brilliance
- Music: For Our Children EP by The Brilliance
- Music: Sufjan Stevens
- Music: Phillip Glass
- Music: Gungor
- Music: The Liturgists
- Music: Wilderman
- Twitter: @brilliancemusic
- Facebook: The Brilliance
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A huge thank you to David for sharing with us!
Question: What was your biggest takeaway from the interview with David? Always love to hear from you! You can leave a comment by clicking here.