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Opinion | The Pianist and the Lobster - The New York Times
"..."there is no parallel here. Richter was a genius. He worked tirelessly for many years to perfect his piano playing. The lobster was some aberration. But what if it was not? What if the lobster was *essential*? What if every pianist needs a lobster? What if everyone needs a lobster for something?"

So much in this huge essay by Errol Morris - on anxiety, on performance, on the piano, on consciousness, and how we offload our consciousness to small advisors - what a programmer knows as rubberducking. There is so much in here to love, and I probably need to reread it at least once.
piano  music  classical  errolmorris  sviatoslavrichter  anxiety  consciousness 
8 weeks ago by infovore

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