Making Dreams into Music
I was driving home one night several years ago, flipping through radio stations, when I landed on a station just in time to hear a voice say “I think any artist who ignores their dreams is ignoring half of their creative potential.” I listened eagerly to hear who was speaking. It turned out to be the tremendously successful pop musician Sting, talking about the creative process.
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- 1.Master Class with Billy Joel, Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA, fall 1992). Also mentioned in Deirdre Barrett, The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving—and How You Can Too (New York: Crown Publishers, 2001).Google Scholar
- 2.In Barry Miles, Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now (New York: Henry Holt, 1997), p. 202.Google Scholar
- 5.Two excellent sources are Kelly Bulkeley, Spiritual Dreaming (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1995), andGoogle Scholar
- Barbara Tedlock (ed.), Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations (Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, 1992).Google Scholar
- 16.From Jeremy Taylor, Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill: Using Dreams to Tap the Wisdom of the Unconscious (New York: Warner Books, 1992).Google Scholar