Monthly Archives: February 2011

some of my Picasso quotes

Everything you can imagine is real.Pablo PicassoIt is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.Pablo PicassoIt takes a long time to become young.Pablo PicassoLove is the greatest refreshment in life.Pablo PicassoThe chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.Pablo … Continue reading

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As Serious Composers…. perhaps…. NOT!!

As composers in the serious art music realm, and always striving for some newness, I think it’s important to remember how an audience reacts.Of the past 300 years what art music pieces stand out the most?Are they joyous? Contemplative?Memorable? Striking … Continue reading

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Creativity and the Brain

“Pinky and the Brain” yes for fun, but here’s a very thought provoking clip with a guy I know I want to meet, and have him put me in the box, too! Posted by © Time/Space Fabrics

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a delightful short film on going to MacDowell

Ostensibly about the different seasons at MacDowell, this small film is, of course, much more about the creative process. combating the loneliness, the isolation, and the alienation encountering the other, in you, and in society struggling with writer block and … Continue reading

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Jazz: a distinctively American musical view and perspective

I encounter so many individuals with a narrow view of what jazz is. As a longtime jazz performer 6 nights a week, I have a broad concept of jazz.For me, jazz is an approach, a way to view, hear, interpret, … Continue reading

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