In working/playing in the studio, It’s easy to forget the actual moment of the song’s original beginning. The writing and performing flow together into the production, and it feels as though the song always existed…we just give it a form in which to express itself.
DaVinci said his sculpting was to free the form from the stone, rather than to create it. Music is the same way. The creative process is often one of discovering rather than invention.
And there’s a cycle to any creative process – if you’re an artist, writer, musician, or whatever your creative path, you pretty much have no choice but to go with the cycles. You can’t force it.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
– Anais Nin