Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Stephen Nachmanovitch’s book, Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts delves into these questions. Nachmanovitch is an. Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America. Andrew Yang.

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Recommended to Jmaynard by: You are commenting using your WordPress. Jun 06, Jmaynard rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It continually speaks to me anew. He is an improvisational violinist, and writes and teaches about improvisation, creativity, and nachanovitch approaches in many fields of activity.

I might just have to read it again. Lila may be the simplest thing there isspontaneous, childish, disarming. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Some parts of the book were too filled with spiritual flummery for my taste, and I didn’t like that some is written like if it were the objective truth, even though it’s the writer’s opinion, theories and own experiences. The tension comes from trying to reduce the complexity to a pure, simple explanation that is so much greater than the sum of its parts.

An inspiring reminder of what it means to be awake to the moment and to receive its possibilities with gratitude and imagination. Some of the questions explored are:.

This is the strongest section of the book, in my opinion and includes an eponymous chapter on practice. I wish I could remember more, but there was something about the description of the human need to create though improvisation play that resonated with me. What pissed me off the most was This book really bothered me.

In a se In the fall, I discovered this book in my boyfriend’s apartment. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sep 17, Gwen rated it really liked it. Another book representative of my recently-favourite genre: And this happens over and over again. Jul 26, Marilyn McEntyre rated it it was amazing. View all 3 comments. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. Interestingly, though it is by a musician, it is very apt and helpful in any field of endeavor. Lists with This Book.


He doesn’t tell us exactly how to “transfer this receptivity, compassion, and free flow of mind to everyone and everything we touch” p.

We are willing to be infinitely patient and persevering. We learn, the easy or the hard, to cultivate receptivity and mutual, expressive emancipation. I remember staying up late into the night underlining passages that felt like a clear expression of a nachmaovitch I had never considered. The first three can perhaps be summarized under the category of good taste, which involvers sensation, sense of balance and knowledge of the medium, leavened with an appropriate sense of outrageousness….

If you are an artist of any sort, read this book.

He covers archetypes like the Fool, the Trickster, the Child and the state of samadhi, when one is ultimately absorbed that the self dissolves into the infinite. 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. How to Blow Your Own Horn.

Like many independents, we relied on the high turnover of a few titles to allow us to keep a broad set of literary and non-fiction books with a much lower turnover: I recently recommended it to a person who works in the sciences and she found it helped her work through a difficult task she was confronted with.

Eliot technique temenos theater thing thought tion totally tune unconscious violin voice whole William Blake writing. Free Play is wonderful to re-read, or to just revisit some of my underlinings. Account Options Sign in.


Dec 25, Paul added it. The book is poorly organized. Across the road from us was another survivor, specialising in New Age and similar publications. Other editions – View all Free Play: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A refreshing balance to reductionist efforts to simply map our way into uncovering the mystery of creativity. M I read this book back in when I aspired to be a roving, down-and-out, bohemian novelist. I’ve reread it several times, and referred to it often.

Free play : improvisation in life and art / Stephen Nachmanovitch – Details – Trove

That there are other ways to solve problems, other ways to approach the page, and nachmanpvitch improvisation, the lightness of it, the in-the-momentness of its playfulness, IS the ‘air that falls through the net’ that Neruda describes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The thing about play in art, is it’s a ply of strength to spare, wind to spare, like someone running a marathon who breaks out into a pirouette. To all artist, and anyone who loves to play!

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

Nov 22, Anna Granberg rated it really liked it. Relax, and bring play and into all aspects of life!

Do not read this book. Vital reading in a world as out of touch as our’s. I read this book back in when I aspired to be a roving, down-and-out, bohemian novelist.

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