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

Nachmanovitch Improv Workshop

Stephen Nachmanovitch is the author of the mother of all improv books - Free Play. Everyone bre...

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Byrne's Book - How Music Works - Quote #1

Byrne's Book - How Music Works - Quote #1

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="350"] English: David Byrne playing at Austin City Limits 20...

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Cutting Edge in Nova Scotia

Cutting Edge in Nova Scotia

[This is a slightly edited re-post from Horn Insights] Let's get this out of the way up front: I'...

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Tag: ardith-haley, improvisation, improvisation-in-education, music-curriculum, nova-scotia

Soundpainting #31: Bouncing Ball

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Improv Quote of the Day: Killing Creativity in Kids

Improv Quote of the Day: Killing Creativity in Kids

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] (Photo credit: deichgnu)[/caption] We're very good...

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Tag: creativity, education, improv-quote, jonah-lehrer