Inspiration comes from odd places sometimes. But most interesting is what those flashes of inspiration drive you to do.
Last night while watching PBS’ ‘Independent Lens’ they aired a documentary called Between the Folds. In it we learn of paper folding beyond what most people think of when they hear the word origami. My head exploded as I watched visual artists wrap their heads around topographies and algorithms that physicists spend decades solving.
If you’re banging your head against a wall trying to solve a problem of any sort I strongly recommend watching this short film.
What happened to me? While watching I came up with a new way to push myself to compose more regularly. Once week or more I’m going to pick up on a topic I’ve been reading about and not just bring it up here but write theme music for what I say. I hit the studio right after watching this short film and came up with some new music. It’s a bit out there; I just let myself go and it felt great. After sleeping on it it sounds like the introduction of the first movement of a multi-movement electorchestral piece. So far it’s going in a good direction.