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The following article is about compositional inspiration in an artist’s life.
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Many composers have been asked what the process of composition is like for them, and usually their answers involve something to the effect of inspiration. Of course, composers often make clear that this is not the only element, that they also have to put some work into it, but certainly inspiration is an important element of the composition process for many composers. This in mind, we might be inclined to ask, what exactly is inspiration? Of what does it consist? Some think that inspiration comes in the form of music, that is, like a flash in which the composer perceives a melody or a theme on which to expand. This is probably the case for some composers. Others maintain that inspiration is less a single event or flash than it is an enveloping mood sort of like a willingness or compulsion to express feeling via music. And then of course some composers experience both kinds of inspiration and probably some experience neither, or something different altogether.