Lev Parikian is a writer and conductor from London, England.
He spends a lot of time standing in front of people waving his arms in the hope that sounds will materialise.
He also spends a lot of time staring at a computer screen in the hope that words will materialise.
He lives in London with his [redacted], [redacted], and three domesticated (and, rest assured, entirely neutralised) [redacted].
He has never been to Uzbekistan.
His first book, Waving, Not Drowning, a searing exposé of the craft of the orchestral conductor, was published in 2013. His second book, Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear?, a tale of atrocious birdwatching, will be published by Unbound in 2018.
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Waving, Not Drowning
by Lev Parikian
Waving, Not Drowning is a mercifully short book comprising the last and definitive thoughts of the great and under-appreciated Maestro Barrington Orwell, as told to his colleague and friend Lev Parikian. Part biography, part orchestral conducting manual, Waving Not Drowning acts as a compendium for the aspiring conductor as well as startling insight into life on the podium.
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