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To be an artist : musicians, visual artists, writers, and dancers speak / Camille Colatosti.

Colatosti, Camille (Author).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781617510045
  • ISBN: 1617510041
  • Physical Description: ix, 197 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Bowie, Maryland : E L Kurdyla Publishing, c2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: For artists and all of us -- Part I: Knowing oneself : choosing an artist's life. Ch. 1. Victor Wooten : born into a band--understanding oneself ; Ch. 2. Nona Hendryx : art as metamorphosis--remaking herself ; Ch. 3. William Banfield : personal aesthetics ; Ch. 4. Michael Bearden : being true to yourself ; Ch. 5. Caroline Harvey : claiming your art and transforming lives -- Part II: Exploring interrelationships among the arts. Ch. 6. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez : writing the music ; Ch. 7. Ellen Priest : seeing the world ; Ch. 8. China Blue : listening to and recording the world ; Ch. 9. Henry Diltz : shooting the world ; Ch. 10. Lori Landay : visual meaning--technology, art, and culture -- Part III: Sustaining culture and community. Ch. 11. Bruce George : the politics of art ; Ch. 12. Doug Stanton : writing and living in the community ; Ch. 13. Otis Sallid : the languages of art -- Part IV: Bringing joy ; telling the truth. Ch. 14. Greg Jaris : re-enchanting the world's magic ; Ch. 15. Bobby McFerrin : spreading joy ; Ch. 16. Janis Ian : being an artist -- Conclusion: Courage, vision, worldview--and magic.
Summary, etc.:
"To be an artist" is a conversation with today's successful and prominent artists from a variety of disciplines--musicians, visual artists, digital artists, poets, writers, activists and scholars. All of them discuss what it means to be an artist today, how they perceive their craft and their world, and the role of art in society. They agree that artists' creativity and success come not only from the intense focus of their craft, but, also from their development of a worldview--from their wider vision and understanding of the world in which they live."--Cover, p. [4].
Subject: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Creative ability
Artists > Vocational guidance > United States.
Musicians > Vocational guidance > United States.
Authors, American > Vocational guidance.

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