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

Arts interest => Social Responsibility

An interesting article ("Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility") in Science Daily report...

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Tag: arts-education, arts-support, university-of-illinois-chicago

Big Apple Sojourn: Interview with Evan and Gil (#1)

Big Apple Sojourn: Interview with Evan and Gil (#1)

One of the great things about classical improv is that you are not dependent on a composer to write ...

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Tag: classical-improvisation, duende, evan-mazunik, gil-selinger, improvisation, jeffrey-agrell, soundpainting, walter-thompson

The Hands Tell a Story: Gestural Improvisation

The Hands Tell a Story: Gestural Improvisation

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="75"] (Photo credit: chris@APL)[/caption] ...

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Tag: classical-improvisation, gestural-improvisation, improv-class, improvisation

Soundpainting #1

Soundpainting is a gestural language that enables composition in real time with groups. It was inven...

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Tag: evan-mazunik, improvisation, soundpaintingconduction

The next note…

The next note…

If you hit a wrong note, it's the next note that you play that determines if it's good or bad. ...

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Tag: improv-quote, improvisation, miles-davis