I made this picture on a flea market in Krasnodar 2009, when I was in Russia with Raum-Musik für Saxophone for some concerts. It was one of many snapshots I have taken. Later, when I flipped through all my pictures, this one kept my attention. I was intrigued by the amount of tools, instruments, spare parts and the composition of this ‘exhibition’. The most surprising part of it is the pile of records in the left upper corner of the picture. What has a vinyl record to do with tools and parts? And then I got an Epiphany: this is Music Thinking!
Music, with all details, parts, instruments and ideas can be used as a tool, a tool for construction, a tool for inspiration, a tool for … you name it!
Here is my definition on Music Thinking:
“Music Thinking is the use of thoughts, learnings, ideas and inspirations that are derived from all kinds of music, sonic phenomena, sounds, musical instruments, tools, techniques, metaphors, patterns, brands, behaviours and music business to inspire and motivate in a new way of thinking to reach goals, solve problems or just to have fun.”
The ‘What is Music Thinking’ presentation was featured on SlideShare homepage in December 2011
BE PART OF THE GAME
Cheers Christof Zürn