01/16/15

Creativity Quotes of the Day

English: French composer Nadia Boulanger (1887...

English: French composer Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) in 1925. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You are enriched by all the music you know by heart; it becomes a part of you. –Nadia Boulanger

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. –Anonymous

The Earth without Art is just “eh”. –Anonymous

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five. 
- Joel Hildebrand

The way to succeed is to double your error rate. – Thomas J. Watson

01/7/15

Improv Quote of the Day: Making Things

Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer

My primary orientation is as an artist, and what that means is that I make things. I don’t make things in order to make money – I make things in order to communicate, reflect, meditate, and connect with people. It’s a personal practice. It’s a spiritual practice. It’s a social practice. And that’s really the foundation of everything I do.

–Jazz pianist, composer, and MacArtur fellowship winner Vijay Iyer

Music Environments - book quotes

Music Environments - book quotes

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Soundpainting #19: Pitch-Yaw-Roll

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Classical Improv Jam #10 (with percussion, yes again) (video)

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Teaching Improvisation with Matt Van Brink

Teaching Improvisation with Matt Van Brink

Every so often I receive an echo from improv people out there in the real world who are making it ha...

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Tag: improv-games-2, improv-games-for-classical-musicians, improvisation, matt-van-brink

Improvised Chamber Music - new book by Jeffrey Agrell

Improvised Chamber Music - new book by Jeffrey Agrell

Just published by GIA: Improvised Chamber Music by me. Excerpt from the Introduction: The joys...

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Tag: classical-improvisation, gia, improvisation, improvised-chamber-music, jeffrey-agrell