View the summary of this work. Bookmark: Author: Nachmanovitch, Stephen; Subjects: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.). Stephen Nachmanovitch’s book, Free Play: The Power of Nachmanovitch is an improvisational violinist and violist, computer artist and. Free Play Productions: Stephen Nachmanovitch author of Free Play, Improvising is Life, Violinist, Composer, International Bateson Institute, Visual Music.

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It is mostly about music and I am a painter, but it still managed to become the most influential book on the manner I establish project goals and strategy in my work. The writing is also unnecessarily complicated, often Nachmanoovitch found I could rephrase a couple of paragraphs in just a sentence or two.

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I only got half-way through this before returning it to the library. Nachmanovitch, the violinist, has been recommended to me by a singer, and voice teacher.

Well, there are so many ways you can go with this. How did this interest in improvisation come into your life? If I can tell them what they will get out of my talk, I might as well not give the talk, because it is already done.

You discovered it for me! Nobody will see it, but you are actually becoming comfortable and adjusting yourself. Interestingly, though it is by a musician, it is very apt and helpful in any field of endeavor.

And to be kept alive or kept sane by being interested is really important. He also opened up the works of William Blake to me. nachamnovitch


Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

Apr 13, Flissy rated pla really liked it Shelves: Sep 09, Maria rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: So, when you p,ay a university, clearly the chemists who study the molecular composition of the wood, are going to have a particular perspective on it that can go deeper into their specialty than you and I go, and the physicists will, and the economists will.

He created songs and they sang together. So to work with gibberish is really wonderful because it is like placing everybody in the same place. Paperbackpages.

Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts

Westerners freak out when they hear that word, because they hear the word emptiness, and they think you are talking about nihilism. Yes, it’s sold as an improv skill-booster, but Nachmanovitch dips into every circle of the human hell and ties the ends together neatly with a taut viola string.

Because also it is important to bring this into spaces that are non-safe. And study it very precisely, it is not a mystical thing, it is actually what is here. People who are intimately familiar with the angst of bringing the new into the world will recognize nachmqnovitch undercurrents of brilliance and frustration that coexist with any true new undertaking or inspirational voyage.

For example, he writes, “The most frustrating, agonizing part of creative work, and the one we grapple with every day in practice, is our encounter with the gap between what we feel and what we can express.


And do you focus more on the training and practicing of improvisation, or the creation of a performance for an audience? So many rich things in this book, and Nachmanovith know I’ll have to read it again some day. Beethoven would practice all day, and the father had a big stick, and he would smack it on the fingers when he made a mistake.

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It is a terrible waste of paper. That is really important, to prepare. And it here that my recommender-friend comes into the mix: They found some musicians, who had previously been wonderful musicians and now they were slaves and prisoners, and they made some instruments out of junk pieces of wood with wire.

In our education we normally punish the mistake. Our body-mind is a highly organized and structured affair, interconnected as only a natural organism can be nacymanovitch has evolved over hundreds of millions of years. But put them together in some way so that you begin by feeling your connection to creativity. I can hear them well but to say them, I have to struggle and get somebody to nacmhanovitch me.

I was also trained as a classical violinist when I was a kid, nacchmanovitch that was always aside I thought it would be on the side.