FREE PLAY STEPHEN NACHMANOVITCH PDF

The search for the muse within us continues. Since the time of Euripides in the 5th Century BC, poets, philosophers, scientists, writers and psychologists have been trying to explain creativity; where it is born; what forms it takes, and, most important, how it might be nourished. Also seeking to explain and plumb the creativity process in recent years have been gaggles of motivational gurus. They have tended to view innovation and invention as everything from a transcendental mystical experience to a sort of simplistic series of mental exercises.

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The search for the muse within us continues. Since the time of Euripides in the 5th Century BC, poets, philosophers, scientists, writers and psychologists have been trying to explain creativity; where it is born; what forms it takes, and, most important, how it might be nourished. Also seeking to explain and plumb the creativity process in recent years have been gaggles of motivational gurus.

They have tended to view innovation and invention as everything from a transcendental mystical experience to a sort of simplistic series of mental exercises. He values the mistakes we should learn from, the blockages we have to overcome, the patience we need to exercise and the defeats we must endure, among other obstacles in the creative process.

Nachmanovitch does recognize the possibility that because of the lack of discipline inherent in the concept of improvisation, the resulting creations may be of lesser quality. The book has a surfeit of such one-liners, as well as select words italicized for emphasis.

The writing also tends to the self-conscious, the studied; though perhaps better that than free play. While the ideas contained in the book might be a product of improvisation, the organization and execution most certainly are not. But in the final analysis, there are no quick fixes to the creative process, be it improvisation, meditation or whatever.

Creativity remains as it was at the time of Euripides: a perplexing, distinguishing, subjective process, one that is more easily displayed than discussed. Hot Property. About Us. Brand Publishing. Times News Platforms. Times Store. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options.

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Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own cr. Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice. The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions.

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Book Review: “Free Play,” by Stephen Nachmanovich

Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice. The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions.

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Free Play : Improvisation in Life and Art

I strongly believe that improvisation benefits practice. To me, improvising is an essential musical skill, one possessed by musical greats Hussain, Bach, Shankar, Beethoven, Duke, Mozart, etc. Remember when you drew letters over and over as a young child, taking great care or not with the shapes? Now imagine that despite all that practice time forming letters and sounding out words, that you never ever spoke extemporaneously. Crazy, right? Crazy talk!

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Free Play is the creative activity of spontaneous free improvisation, by children, by artists, and people of all kinds. According to Stephen Nachmanovitch, free play is more than improvisation. It runs deeper than our activities involving music and art. It is the essence of our being, something we were born with then strive to recapture. This book reflects the experience of an improvisational violinist as a doorway into understanding the acts of creation in which every human being engages in his or her daily life. Improvisation and creativity are not the property of a few professional artists or scientists but the essence of all our natural, spontaneous interactions.

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