How important is the body language when performing?
For me it is very much so.
I do believe that a body movement that reflects your music can surely enhance what you are expressing.
But where is the line where the movement becomes a show? Is it just a conscious effort to get a certain response from the audience?
For an actor it is a profession, as they are acting out an idea that was premeditated.
Should a musician be an actor?
I find it not to my liking.
Do I present my music as an act or is it a genuine sharing of my being at that very moment?
Music is a genuine expression of the soul, mind and body.
That means, that my body shows exactly how I feel at that moment as I play. I become a reflection of my inner self as well as the mirror of the world around me.
You can easily see through my facial expression and body movement if I feel, happy or upset, when I am comfortable or stressed.
The experience is never the same, and music also changes from performance to performance.
So the result is always special and unique for every concert.