Nick Cave is a cult legend and is currently touring Australia “In Conversation” – an evening combining conversation as he answers audience questions, interspersed with his playing piano and singing.
His wisdom is timely.
An early question: “I’m a writer and wonder where do you get your creative inspiration?”
Nick Cave: “I sit down every day and I write. I write and I write. I write all day … something starts to emerge. You don’t see it at first.”
He says creativity takes “faith that the moment will come.” He doesn’t listen to other’s music
Asked “What is the hardest thing about what you do?” his answer may surprise. After 45 years of performing on stage he admits: “The terror of standing in front of people is incredibly addictive,” Cave said. “Doing this … has brought back the terror of performance.”
I love that “the terror of standing in front of people is incredibly attractive”
“In Conversation” according to Cave, is an “experiment in connection” and one that seems to be working. Tickets across NZ and Aust have sold out in minutes.
At 61 years of age Nick Cave is trying something completely different that is “bringing back the terror of performance”. Who isn’t terrified to be in front of an audience? It could be easy to think some like Nick Cave immune to it – instead he uses it for energy.
In the business world where everyone is looking for ways to stand out.
Thank You Nick Cave for your timely wisdom.