Round Trip: The Making of an Artist
By Thomas V. Mirus January 20, 2017
In 2014 I reviewed Catholic pianist and composer Mark Christopher Brandt’s album Round Trip. More recently Brandt has made a documentary about the making of this album, which also functions as an inspiring autobiographical meditation on the role of artists in uplifting the world, the purpose of the dreams God gives us for our lives, and the relationship between art, career ambition and family. Even if you haven’t heard the album the documentary is based on, I can’t recommend Round Trip: The Making of an Artist highly enough to musicians and artists of all kinds. I consider it essential viewing for Catholic artists in particular.