TRIARCHY AUTHORS: Stephen Nachmanovitch
Born in 1950, Stephen Nachmanovitch and studied at Harvard University and the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he earned a PhD in the History of Consciousness for an exploration of William Blake.
His mentor was the anthropologist and philosopher Gregory Bateson.
He has taught and lectured internationally on creativity and the spiritual underpinnings of art. In the 1970s he was a pioneer in free improvisation on violin, viola and electric violin and opened up many techniques now used in electro-acoustic music.
He has given master classes and workshops in improvisation at conservatories and universities worldwide and has made numerous appearances on radio, television, and at music and theatre festivals.
Stephen has published articles in a variety of fields since 1966, and is the author of Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art , and The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life. Much of his teaching beyond music and the arts relates to the universality of improvisation and creativity in all fields of life, and the accessibility of improvisational process to each person at each moment.
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