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Transformation as Authorship: From Igor Stravinsky to Philip Glass by Way of Disney and Beck
Transformation as Authorship: From Igor Stravinsky to Philip Glass by Way of Disney and Beck

On incremental change and “unresisting imbecility.”

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David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work
David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

“Presuming that there is such a thing as ‘progress’ when it comes to music is typical of the high self-regard of those who live in the present. It is a myth. Creativity doesn’t ‘improve.'”

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Tchaikovsky on the Paradox of Patronage and Creative Purpose vs. Commissioned Work
Tchaikovsky on the Paradox of Patronage and Creative Purpose vs. Commissioned Work

“I should be guilty of artistic dishonesty were I to abuse my technical skill and give you false coin in exchange for true only with a view to improving my pecuniary situation.”

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Emily Dickinson’s Poetry Set to Song by Israeli Singer-Songwriter Efrat Ben Zur
Emily Dickinson’s Poetry Set to Song by Israeli Singer-Songwriter Efrat Ben Zur

An enchanted celebration of music and literature.

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E. E. Cummings Set to Song
E. E. Cummings Set to Song

“lovers go and lovers come/ awandering awondering/ but any two are perfectly alone/ there’s nobody else alive”

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The Beatles in Comics
The Beatles in Comics

A graphic history of the Fab Four.

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