Season after Pentecost, 2023
What makes artistic creativity authentic? What is creativity's relationship to the self? to society?
In this country, what makes creativity American? and must it be American to be authentic? How much can contemporary creative output be influenced by historical models and still retain a current authenticity?
I want to explore some of these questions this summer, especially with regard to organ improvisation.
With this in mind, I'm especially excited by the upcoming documentary Sketches of Frank Gehry.
I am especially intrigued by phrases like "it was like jumping off a cliff" and "Frank believes in accidents, but some of his accidents are failures" and "there is a certain threatening to taking a leap, but once you try that, you can't stop."
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