Art

02009-05-21 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

(Via the music of sound)

Good old Ludwig did not say “Music is the electrical soil in which I live, think and invent…”
I find that this excellent TED Talk is related and mentioned it in the Diary before. Who creates works of art? (((Ha! And who is reading these lines on the screen…))) Humans have wondered about this for thousands of years. The Romans maintained that creativity came from Genius and that Genius was thought to be a separate entity that helped and inspired the human artist. It was only relatively recently that we started calling a great artist Genius – earlier they “had a Genius”.

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  1. steve

    It makes me wonder to what the Romans would have attributed writers block …

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  2. Ottmar

    Steve: that’s the beauty of it – no pressure. When you can’t write, the Genius simply does not want you to…

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  3. Kaz

    Art: Genius; ..hmm..I wonder if he accepts collect calls? :)…Let the notes fall where they may!..?

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  4. Thomas Faes

    Koinonia-Bassplayer Abraham Laboriel and Guitarist Pat Metheny mentioned both, that ‘music visites them’.

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