Eric Whitacre on Creativity and Inspiration

In Eric's words, "Hey gang!" One of my friends from Virtual Choir shared this presentation that Eric Whitacre gave a while back. He has some wise words regarding how to hone our creativity.

He gets into the the Golden Mean (or Golden Ratio) a little bit. As soon as he mentioned it, I could picture a Baroque minuet with 2 + 2 + 4 bar phrases:

I must say that I have to agree with him about the airplane being a great place to be still and then get some work done.