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And to be kept alive or kept sane by being interested is really important.

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch

And it is very important for musicians to know that they can move and that dancers can make noise. Eventually the table, beautiful as it is, will become junk or burned, or something will happen to it, and its molecules will go some place else. A camera can take pictures with the lens wide open or narrowed down, depending on how much light there is.

Creation is hard work and Nachmanovitch will not do your heavy lifting for you, but he will point you to the moon even—perhaps especially—if you have seen it before. It was really interesting for me to go there, in particular because I used to know a man named Herbert Zipper who was born in I refer back to the concepts in this book again and again. And you are learning from it or changed by it in some way. If you call it gibberish, that makes it sound kind of silly, and easy and baby-like, which is really good because is the place where everybody can meet.

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Notify me of new posts by email. We add, subtract, reframe, shift, break part, melt together. It is the essence of our being, something we were born with then strive to recapture. Skip to content Click to Purchase.


It was missing structural guidelines such as transition paragraphs, or a general outline in the beginning. Contents A New Flute. But that is actually even true the other way around. Lists with This Book. The author is an expert in about 85 million different fields, and it helps him write a truly interdisciplinary book that will have some relevance to just about anyone.

Nov 24, Ganesh rated it it was amazing Shelves: It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.

Notify me of new comments via email. I recently recommended it to a person who works in the sciences and she found it helped her work through a difficult task she was confronted with. Sep 17, Gwen rated it really liked it. Jul 26, Marilyn McEntyre rated it it was amazing. And when the musicians and the dancers play together, the dancers will probably move with more flexibility, speed and beauty, in a way, than the musicians will, but, for the musicians to participate in the movement is very important.

So that if you are playing with a partner and you want to respond to that partner you now have a wide range, you are sort of going beyond yourself to more forms of activity.

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Improvisation in Life and Art. Apr 10, Greg Talbot rated it it was amazing.

The book has taught me to turn discipline and learning into an adventure and in fact helped me become a better chef and hostess by preparing and the being playful.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ok, here is a wooden table, and we can see the grain of the wood, we can see that it came from a tree, and the tree came from billions of years of organic evolution, and organisms changing and changing and changing.

Everybody has something to contribute, and part of the reason why it works, of course, is that we have created a circle of people who feel safe and trust each pkay, even if freee have not met before. I remember staying up late into the night underlining passages that felt like a clear expression of a worldview I had never considered.


And it might even in some way start with that. One of the best books I read on creativity. Inspiration and Times Flow.

sgephen It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had. I can’t be reminded of it enough. This book ruminates on the nature of creative genius and proposes that we all have genius in us, if we just transcend rational selfhood, express that unbounded expression, and translate it back out through nachmanovitdh craft. Stephen Nachmanovitch is an artist -violinist, poet, writer, composer, computer graphic designer- and a teacher.

Do not read this book. So, when you are pursuing it consciously you are becoming aware of it. What pissed me off the most was This book really bothered me.

Unfortunately, as the author is wailing away with his handsaw of personal experience into the fat tree trunk of collective experience, getting closer and closer to the core, I realized that I could read as many books about the incomprehensibility of life as I like and never have the “divine experience” myself: Feb 03, Nottyboy rated it liked it.

Views Read Edit View history. To learn more about Nachmanovitch and his work, visit his websitelisten to this podcast and watch this short interview:. An improviser does not operate from a formless vacuum, but from three billion years of organic evolution; all that we were is encoded somewhere in us.

You know, in terms of practicing traditional music, we think in terms of correcting mistakes. This book is wonderful.

Dec 25, Paul added it. Again we are wiggling around between the more serious and the less serious.