Friday, November 04, 2005

Not Planned... Allowed to Become

Where does the real joy of improvisation come from? I think it comes from not knowing (or wanting to know) what's coming next.

To be able to let go and allow the music to become whatever it wishes to be instead of forcing it into some preconcieved idea. When we can do this, the music that comes out has a special quality. A quality that could never have been thought up or "composed."

To create like this does not require any special technical skills at the piano. It really requires an attitude of abeyance - now thinking about the product, but simply enjoying the process of being involved in the creative act.

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