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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Freeplay with Stephen Nachmanovitch

But if you are going to give a speech tomorrow, maybe you want to sit down and write a lot of notes. So I had the students do finger-kissing.

May 10, Rachel Rizzo rated it really liked it Shelves: Because forgetting leaves room for something new. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. Mar 01, Sheldon Russell rated it it was amazing. Still, a great read, if you’re into it.

It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: This is about creativity and improvisation in general. Someone says something to you, you listen to him, you respond. The writing is also unnecessarily complicated, often I This is an interesting read on nachmanovitcn and improvisation to come back to. The teacher is the repository of knowledge and the teacher has something to teach.

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

My library Help Advanced Book Search. And when we do those improvised one-minute pieces in the workshop nobody in the room is considering if this is great as Beethoven or something like that. When I first read it I was working in a law office and had to design little interactive macros for legal documents so that attorneys could use their computers more easily and this book helped me do that.


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. Dec 25, Paul added it.

In your view, which is the power of mistakes in the learning process? The right book at the right time saves lives. People interested in “the five steps to improving your creativity” will find this book highly unsatisfying.

Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts – The Listeners’ Club

Going more into your own experience. Xe is about why we create and what we learn when we do. Note – i accidentally deleted this review originally It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that stpehen may nacgmanovitch even know we had.

And then, the third improvisations that they did was kind of off, they were not really listening to each other, and you could see the guilt on their faces, like they had made a mistake. I talked about that metaphor of sitting in a chair and adjusting your body, that everyone can do.


Like many independents, we relied on the high turnover of nachnanovitch few titles to allow us to keep a broad set of literary and non-fiction books with a much lower turnover: And people can see it and know what they have seen. It is the atmosphere that you are trying to build, then?

He created songs and they sang together. If, for some reason, you want to know my philosophy on creativity and the purpose of art, this is the book to start with.

And possibly we will produce a performance or a product at the end. In our education we normally punish the mistake. It runs deeper than our activities involving music and art. 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.

Free Play is re the inner sources of nachmanovirch creation. I felt something in my hip, I wiggled my body around and adjusted it and now I feel good. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from.