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On That Note: Creativity

Courtesy of Robert Cohen
Cellist Robert Cohen chats about creativity that's found outside of performance, like practicing.

Every month we talk with cellist Robert Cohen about the life of a touring classical musician. It’s a segment we call On That Note. This month finds Robert recently moved to the Suffolk countryside in England. And between unpacking boxes and hooking up utilities, he’s thinking about creativity. He's especially focused on the kind of creativity that is found outside of performance — like practicing.

"It's incredibly creative because it’s about exploring all the time," he explains. "I don’t want to play a piece of music the same way I played it before so it’s all about finding other ways to look at it."

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.
For 35 years one of the worlds leading cello soloist, Robert Cohen is an award-winning recording artist, conductor, artistic director and pedagogue who has been broadcast on TV and radio throughout the world. His passionate views on the art of learning, performing and communicating music have been widely published.