Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

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Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Tarcherperigee
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.16 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.41 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780874776317

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About the Author
Stephen Nachmanovitch performs and teaches internationally as an improvisational violinist, and at the intersections of performing and multimedia arts, philosophy, and ecology. In the 1970s he was a pioneer in free improvisation on violin, viola, and electric violin. He has presented lectures, masterclasses and workshops at many universities, and has had numerous appearances on radio, television and festivals. He is the author of two books on the creative process: Free Play and The Art of Is. He lives with his family in Virginia.
Reviews
"Stephen Nachmanovitch has produced a celebration of human uniqueness. What it amounts to is a guide for gettingthe most out of whatever is possible"
--Norman Cousins, author of The Anatomy of an Illness

"This is an unusually intense, packed, thought-through book on the most difficult subject in the world: mystic creativity. If you wantto be intellectually informed about how people actually craete things, then you should read it at least once."
--Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

"Would that Free Play found its way into every school, office, hospital, and factory. It is a most exciting book and a most important one."
--Yehudi Menuhin, violinist

"Nachmanovitch tells it like it is in the most important book on improvisation I've yet seen."
--Keith Jarrett, pianist

"Free Play is a superb guide for anyone who aspires to create, whatever medium."
--New Woman

"This book is important not only because it delves into the creative process, but also because Nachmanovitch creates the opportunity for the reader to get in touch with her/his own creative possibilities and abilities."
--Harvard Educational Review