This is volume 2 of Music Thinking Quotes.
For quite some time I am collecting quotes that have a connection with what I call Music Thinking (more about Music Thinking click here).
At the same time I am working on a more systematic way to collect and combine music thinking principles. I am working now with 6 principles of music thinking: agility, empathy, personality, jammin’, score and remix.
More about that in a later post. (still has to come 😉
Here are 10 more quotes of more or less famous people with a music thinking connection. Hope you like it.
You can also find the presentation on SlideShare (download enabled).
Posted in Inspiration, Music Thinking
Tagged #musicthinking, agility, Bill Evans, Brian Eno, Charles Mingus, Christof Zürn, collaboration, Creative Companion, design thinking, Empathy, John Cage, Miles Davis, Music thinking, Personality, remix, Score
How inspiring is it to look backwards? It depends on what you are looking for. If you have some time and you want to relax, have a look into the year 1959. For me it is a lesson in starting things up, quality, innovation, collaboration and for sure inspiration.
America was on the brink of great social and political change. Integration, Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Crisis — they were all coming around the bend, and sometimes figures like Mingus and Coleman commented musically on these events. But it was also a pivotal year for jazz. Musicians started moving away from bebop, exploring new, experimental forms and collaborations. Four absolutely masterpieces were recorded that year:
If you (don’t) like Jazz you should watch this approx. 60 minutes documentary: 1959: The Year that Changed Jazz. And if you want you can see the musicians as coworkers, the albums as projects or start ups, enjoy!