"Stephen Nachmanovitch has produced a celebration of human uniqueness. What it amounts to is a guide for gettingthe most out of whatever is possible"
—Norman Cousins, author of The Anatomy of an Illness
"This is an unusually intense, packed, thought-through book on the most difficult subject in the world: mystic creativity. If you wantto be intellectually informed about how people actually craete things, then you should read it at least once."
—Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
"Would that Free Play found its way into every school, office, hospital, and factory. It is a most exciting book and a most important one."
—Yehudi Menuhin, violinist
"Nachmanovitch tells it like it is in the most important book on improvisation I've yet seen."
—Keith Jarrett, pianist
"Free Play is a superb guide for anyone who aspires to create, whatever medium."
"This book is important not only because it delves into the creative process, but also because Nachmanovitch creates the opportunity for the reader to get in touch with her/his own creative possibilities and abilities."
—Harvard Educational Review
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Needed to buy it for college. Good as far as a college textbook goes!Published 1 month ago by Leah Samara Cullen
Penetrating look into the world of making it up as you go along, inspiration, music, dance: ANY performing art.Published 5 months ago by Michael E. Royal
This book says absolutely nothing that most people who improvise don't intuitively know. It is one long, extended, masturbatory platitude that uses and abuses as many sacred... Read morePublished 6 months ago by O Chachipen
I recommend this book for everyone. Those that called themselves artists and those that don't believe they can be. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kenneth Baracaldo
Great book for any improvising musician or performing artist. Well written and gives you plenty to think about.Published 8 months ago by P. Deley