In my previous blog about Creativity I came to the conclusion that ‘me in my studio’, my mini “Institute for Curiosity” should: change all the time: size, dimensions, values, colors, sounds… limit until the absurd, then invite chaos. create problems. provide problem-inventors. make things more complicated. help asking Why? from the beginning. offer a search for unthinkable… Continue reading Visual Spacial Creativity
I was just thinking ‘Repetition doesn’t make Real’. Is a rehearsal a re-hearing? Or is it a re-petition? A lot of time is spend repeating phrases, parts, pieces. The conductor sets a personal goal and the musicians try to satisfy his/her demand. But this builds up to a co-dependence: The conductor needs the orchestra to… Continue reading Repetition doesn’t make real
Having classes in Germany, I told Stephen Melillo that I didn’t understand how I wrote all that music, it felt effortless, as if the music was coming to me. In return he told me an anecdote about one of the great composers who was found crying on the stairs, after a successful concert, because he… Continue reading Know it all, forget it, then write music.
This page will be developed after I have worked through ‘music and physiology’ . (All on ‘music and the brain’ can be found under ‘music and physiology’) Links to explore: Published papers coming with Monuments of Partimenti by Robert Gjerdinger.