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

IEM Improv: "What We Do"

Continuing the connection with fellow improvisers in Spain! Daniel Roca (who speaks excellent E...

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Tag: daniel-roca, emilio-molina, iem, improvisation

Creativity Quote: What happens to our creativity...

Creativity Quote: What happens to our creativity...

What happens to our creativity as we mature? 84% rank high in creativity in Kindergarten 10%...

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Tag: creative-thinking, creativity-quote, education, improv-quote

Big Apple Interview: Take 2 with Gil Selinger

Big Apple Interview: Take 2 with Gil Selinger

I am sitting at the dining room table of ace cellist and improviser Gil Selinger. Gil is one third...

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Tag: cello, duende, evan-mazunik, free-improvisation, gil-selinger, improvisation, mosaic, music, white-barn-duets

Improv Quote of the Day: How Music Starts

Improv Quote of the Day: How Music Starts

Musical development does not require an instrument from the start. Musical development begins with...

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Tag: improvisation, music, music-development, singing

Umamahesh, Umashankar, and Selvaganesh - Oh, My!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lINneylEo0U?rel=0&w=420&h=315]...

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Tag: improvisation, music, music-development, singing