I think we should all be learning from each other. We should not only be talking but mainly listening to each other and we can all, I’m sure, learn from each other. Business can learn from art. Art can learn from business. I think now lots of artists are business experts. Regarding businessman who don’t know much about art – they say “I don’t care” or, “I don’t know anything about nothing, so I don’t want to have anything to do with it” – this fear should be overcome.
“Improvisational ideas are not so much about building a marvellous house of harmony or creating a melody whose beauty is unsurpassed. At the end of the day, the harmonic and melodic playing only matters to some extent. Rhythmics and form are the essential, defining carriers of energy. How fast do I break off, how long do I stick with a thought. Its the arc of suspense. If this form of energy is jointly conceived, it’s all about for how long you endure it together, when you drive things even higher and louder or faster, whatever the energetic parameters may be, and about how long you can bear it logically, and by conceiving it together.
“I always work in a very intuitive way, so when I like something, I just do it. And for me, there is a very high standard. I always wanted to be perfect. I mean, I don’t want to do something quickly, badly. I always try to finish my projects in a very fine way. That’s my philosophy. But on the other hand, my creative work starts in a very intuitive way.”
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