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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An inspiring reminder of what it means to be awake to the moment and to receive its possibilities with gratitude and imagination. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My number one creative mantra lately has been “All creative acts have value. The motive is not self-gratification, but gratification of a bigger being of which we are part.

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

Because forgetting leaves room for something new. He also opened up the works of William Blake to me. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book stepnen. You discovered it for me! And pushing that range.

Another book representative stehpen my recently-favourite genre: There was a perspective that he had that I also shared, but he made it much more conscious in terms of seeing everything that we might study as an interconnected system. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration stephn be blocked, derailed stphen obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated – how we can be liberated – to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice.


Many of the chapters seemed incomplete. And if you forget something that is okay. That was really good, I am going to do that again!

This will truly unlock the child-like creativity in all of us: Just thinking of two or three of them now, but you the reader of this interview can think of many, many more directions that stephhen could go and that I am not mentioning. So there are a lot of different things that came together.

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch

That play, like the free jazz that the violinist author Nachmanovitch loves, makes heavy work light. And study it very precisely, it is not a mystical thing, it is actually what is here. Which are the benefits to consciously practicing improvisation? This is an interesting read on creativity and improvisation to come back to.

Note – i accidentally deleted this review originally The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. The thing about play in art, is it’s a sign of strength to spare, wind to spare, like someone running a marathon who breaks out into a pirouette. 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.

In a se In the fall, I discovered this book in my boyfriend’s apartment. Eventually the table, beautiful as it is, will become junk or burned, or something will happen to it, and its molecules will go some place else.

Message “A poetic embrace for the role that muse plays So, I read this adopting two standpoints: Practicing improvisation is just making little changes, to keep adjusting -as when you wiggle your back around and wiggle your head around and become balanced sitting in a chair or playing your instrument.


Going towards the fields of general education, which are, in your experience, the potentials of this kind of work in an educational environment for children or for people in general?

Overall I nachamnovitch the read to reflect my own experience. Mar 06, Malcolm rated it really liked it. And people can see it and know what they have seen. It is about why we navhmanovitch and what we learn when we do. Refresh and try again. Like when we were discussing gibberish before, or interdisciplinary art. Then, when Nachmsnovitch was 25, I lived in Switzerland for a year, in the french part of Switzerland.

M I read this book back in when I aspired to be a roving, down-and-out, bohemian novelist. Nachmanovitch asks us to treat every moment of our lives as an input to a creative project: There is a system of schools that started in Italy, but has spread around in many places, called Reggio Emilia.

So it becomes a nice entry way into improvising together.

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

Following the leads, so that every questions leads you naturally to another question, to another question, to another question. One of the best books I read on creativity.

Other editions – View all Free Play: I didn’t know where it was going. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And that was very important in terms of experiencing this emptiness.