improvisation

improvisation

Our weekly capsule of Krista Tippett's tweets, Instagram pairings, and strange bits of ephemera observed online.

Remembering these words from Bobby McFerrin today as we contemplate our work at On Being.

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

Here's an improvisational exercise Bobby McFerrin shared with Krista that we'd like you to try. Listen to his easy instructions and try it. Tell us what you think.

Enjoy one of our Tuesday evening melodies as you pay witness to a magical duet with Esperanza Spalding and Bobby McFerrin.

Musician, conductor, composer Bobby McFerrin seems to have achieved two disparate levels of fame or infamy depending on who you ask.

Bobby McFerrin