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

Soundpainting #3: In a Crowd

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjUTVor1Un4&w=420&h=315]...

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Tag: evan-mazunik, launch-mode, soundpaintingconduction

Improv Quote of the Day: Improvise, improvise, improvise!

Improv Quote of the Day: Improvise, improvise, improvise!

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Tag: edwin-gordon, improv-quote, music-education

Classical Improv: Prima Volta Ensemble (videos)

Videos of the trio (flute, violin, trombone) Prima Volta (UK). See also their web site - it has mor...

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Tag: classical-improvisation, prima-volta-ensemble

Improv Quote of the Day: Perfectly normal

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] (Photo credit: FontFont)[/caption] Improvisation m...

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Tag: children-improvising, improvisation, stephen-nachmanovitch

Improv Quote of the Day: All You Need Is Tshikona

Improv Quote of the Day: All You Need Is Tshikona

Tshikona is lwa-ha-masia-khali-i-tshi-vhila, "the time when people rush to the scene of the dance ...

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Tag: improv-quote, john-blacking, south-africa, tshikona