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Posted @withregram • @newyorkercartoons A cartoon by Victor Varnado. #NewYorkerCartoons

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Of course, spending some time with the masters is another great way to find compositional ideas. I have been working through #Bach these days. The way simple 16th notes can feel alternately meditative or regal or expansive demonstrates what a master composer can do with the simplest musical resources. As I always remind my students, […]

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Having a composition sketchbook is just as important in music as it is in art. Having an alternate medium in which to work through ideas can be a powerful way to explore creativity. Here are two glimpses of very rough ideas I’ve had recently. .Composing by shape often yields interesting results. What have you found […]

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Like most people these days, I have taken the opportunity to clean out my studio. My music stand now has #wip work in progress: #bach, #composition sketch books, as well as decorative pieces. Look good, feel good, work well!

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Art Object #3: shell, sand, sunlightIn her piece “Open Field” Pauline Oliveros invites us to find the art in everyday life. Where might you find art around you?

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Art Object #2: ceramic, brass, organic matterIn her piece “Open Field” Pauline Oliveros invites us to find the art in everyday life. Where might you find art around you?

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Art Object #1: ceramic, sand, crustacean In her piece “Open Field” Pauline Oliveros invites us to find the art in everyday life. Where might you find art around you?

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Something I’ve been trying to add to my practice these days. #paulineoliveros #creativity #deeplistening

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