The Creative Process By Ron Dawson

The Creative Process from Ron Dawson on Vimeo. In This short by Ron Dawson, Musicians,Artists and Film makers discuss their creative process. A very nice insightful look. Recommended ReadingCreativityCreative Process of ‘Looper Director’ Rian JohnsonA Choreographer’s Creative ProcessIra Glass on Storytelling

Ira Glass on Storytelling

In these four short videos Ira Glass of NPR’s “This American Life” talks about what makes a great story. But more importantly he talks about his development as a story-teller. Ira speaks of the years of trial and error and development that went into his becoming the great story-teller he is today. Ira Glass on […]

Bill Evans on the Creative Process

These three videos were extracted from the movie “the Universal Mind of Bill Evans – Creative Process and self-teaching”. It’s a great glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest Jazz piano players of all time. Evans discusses his thoughts on improvising over various song frameworks and the creative process in music. These are […]

Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century

Why do so many geniuses hit the mark at the same time? Why does genius grow in clusters? Does immigration and education create genius? History has the answers. A nice article by Jonah Lehrer. T. S. Eliot once remarked, “the great ages did not contain more talent. They wasted less.” Cultivating Genius in the 21st […]

Bruce Springsteen discusses his musical roots and influences.

This is the keynote address Bruce Springsteen gives at the 2012 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. Bruce talks very humbly about his musical roots and influences, giving song examples and comparisons of his original music to other artist. Brings to mind Kirby Ferguson’s “Everything is a Remix“. Very honest and humble. A glimpse into the […]

Philip Glass, A Creativity conversation at Emory.

One of the many things I liked about this clip is that Glass talks about not remembering writing his pieces. He discusses how It takes great amounts of focus and concentration to create, so much so that it’s not possible to live outside yourself at the moment or to take note of the creative process. […]

Daniel Lanois & Brian Eno Here Is What Is

Daniel Lanois & Brian Eno Here Is What Is Musicians Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno in “Here Is What Is” speak about creativity and how ideas grow from the tiniest seed. Recommended ReadingCreativityCreative Process of ‘Looper Director’ Rian JohnsonThe Creative Process By Ron DawsonIra Glass on Storytelling

Hello and Welcome to Arts Anatomy

Hello and welcome to Arts Anatomy. The purpose of this blog is to create a collection of videos and articles about creativity and the creative process. There is a wide variety of categories because I believe the creative process is present in all aspects of life. This blog does not pretend to be an authority […]