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

Traits and Abilities of Creative Thinkers

Traits and Abilities of Creative Thinkers

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Tag: creative-personality, creative-thinking, creativity, creativity-is-forever, creativity-traits, gary-davis

We're back...

We're back...

Evan and I are back in our respective stomping grounds (he: NYC; me: Iowa City) from our improv r...

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Tag: cedarville-university, evan-mazunik, improvisation, improvisation-workshop, jeffrey-agrell

Soundpainting #41: Embellish Change

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Tag: evan-mazunik, soundpainting

Improv Quote of the Day: Talk with Tones

Improv Quote of the Day: Talk with Tones

The ability to improvise music is now relatively rare in classical music, but this is not because...

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Tag: forrest-kinney, improv-quote

Improv Game of the Day: I Go You Go

Improv Game of the Day: I Go You Go

2 players. Although it seldom occurs to us traditionally trained players, good deal of technique wo...

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Tag: collaborative-practice, i-go-you-go, improv-games-2, improvisation, practice, technique