Video Podcast: A conversation with Nick Halley & Dinuk Wijeratne

Nick recently joined composer, conductor, and pianist Dinuk Wijeratne to respond to a question submitted by a young artist: “Was it ever difficult to advocate for your creative dreams and goals, rather than pursuing a slightly more traditional career path? Were there people along the way who did not understand your choices, and how did you deal with that?” In the course of their conversation, Nick speaks about his own artistic career which led him to Nova Scotia from New England and incidentally to playing drums for James Taylor. You’ll also hear from the charming and insightful Dinuk about the often circuitous nature of the path to fulfillment as well as about his own life which brought him from Sri Lanka to Halifax and beyond.
Listen here.