We had the good fortune of connecting with Paul Balazs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Paul, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is a highly important factor in my creating process. I am constantly chasing some new ground to cover. It keeps me on my toes and helps me find my true creative instincts. If I had not taken any risks in my life you would only see the bland unaffected facade rather than a translucent face with the screws and nails that are holding it up too.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My music and art has been about personal gain mostly. While I do take steps to try and get noticed or work towards making a living from my art I still decide each project based on my current feelings and how I would like to share them for others to interpret. The biggest lesson to learn is patience and gratitude. It is easy to feel burnt. Keep expectations low. Good things will come with quality work. I want the world to know they can expect something fresh and innovative from me and that it won’t be the same thing twice.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Weird question for 2020. Haha I would show them Bisbee, Arizona or take them camping to one of the many great areas around Phoenix.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I shout out Toledo School for the Arts. I went to highschool there during the first years of this century. The past couple years I have been reflecting a lot on how TSA shaped me and I have been revisiting old loves such as playing more jazz again.
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