Maria Schneider, Sculptor of Sound
Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz composer Maria Schneider visited Big Think today for a conversation that, like her work, spanned genres and art forms. Topics covered included the influence of dance and literature on her music, the "sound sculptures" she attempts to create when composing, and the history of gender roles in the jazz world.
Schneider's interview will air in two weeks.
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- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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