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Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

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How frustration can make us more creative

Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess. (www.ted.com)


Extracts from Tim Harford's lecture footnotes: 

For Vera Brandes’s recollection of events, listen to the BBC Radio 4 documentary "For One Night Only: The Cologne Concert."


Also see Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim's article "A Jazz Night to Remember: The unique magic of Keith Jarrett's 'The Köln Concert'" in The Wall Street Journal.