Constraints and Creativity

@ 11 or 12 years-old I was obsessed the music of the 50’s and 60’s.  I loved the short, sweet songs.. the 2 minutes and 20 second sentimental sketches of live and love and circumstance.  The technical limitations of the medium had driven the Writers and Musicians to new heights of creativity and expressiveness in their search for the heart of each idea.. and for the purest expression of those ideas.   Berry Gordy’s Motown records provide a roster full of beautiful examples of the relationship between constraints and creativity.



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