We all know the power of the mighty trombone. Noble, inspiring, breathtaking, the trombone has inspired generations of humans to great things. Einstein listened to the "Tuba Mirum" from Mozart's Requiem when he finalized the theory of relativity. Joyce played recordings of Bruckner while he wrote Ulysses. Al Gore went to a Chicago concert right before he invented the Internet.
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Click here above to see Sam Sadtler's multi-media presentation of the Rochester-Finger Lakes exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery. It's Rochester's oldest and - arguably - most prestigious art show.
Sam interned at WXXI this summer. He's a staff photographer for Campus Times at the University of Rochester. You can reach him at email@example.com. Thanks for the great piece, Sam!
I found this paperback in a used book store. In The Art of Possibility, artist Rosamund Stone Zander and conductor Benjamin Zander touch on core issues of creativity and passion and offer practical ways to sustain a spark day after day, even when faced with difficult circumstances or unwilling teammates.
First of all, the Zanders recommend, make mistakes. Take risks.
Benjamin Zander says composer Igor Stravinsky once turned down a bassoon player “because he was too good to render the perilous opening of The Rite of Spring. This heart-stopping moment, conveying the first crack in the cold grip of the Russian winter, can only be truly represented if the player has to strain every fiber of his technical resources to accomplish it. A bassoon player for whom it was easy would miss the expressive point.”