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

Improv Quote of the Day: The Most Important Thing

Improv Quote of the Day: The Most Important Thing

At a Swiss regional workshop, horn virtuoso Ifor James was asked by a young attendee what his warm ...

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Tag: creativity, horn, ifor-james, imagination, improv-quote, improvisation, swiss, switzerland, warm-up

Creative Thinking: O Canada!

Creative Thinking: O Canada!

Canada again is at the forefront of innovation and creative thinking in an article by Jennifer Lew...

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Tag: business-and-the-arts, canada, creative-thinking, creativity, jennifer-lewington

Noam Sivan - Baroque Improvisation (video)

Stunning piano improvisation by pianist/composer Noam Sivan on a theme sung moments before by an au...

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Tag: baroque-improvisation, classical-improvisation, improvisation, noam-sivan

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: The Core of the Curriculum

Improv Quote of the Day: The Core of the Curriculum

Improvisation should be at the core of the music curriculum.
 It should come first 
and should ...

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Tag: improvisation, music-curriculum, music-education, r-keith-sawyer