Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Intord* (for Introd*)

Tord Gustavsen is a Norwegian jazz pianist, born in Oslo in 1970. In Tord, so to speak, you have not only a sensitive and talented musician, but also someone deeply devoted to the mysteries of human behavior. Gustavsen studied jazz at the Conservatory of Music Trondheim and jazz theory at the University of Oslo, but got his introduction to psychology as an undergraduate and continues to be fascinated by the subject. He once wrote a "lengthy thesis on the paradoxes of improvisation drawing on the psychological theory of Helm Stierlin and Anne-Lise Løvlie Schibbye." In combining the two disciplines, Gustavsen seems to be gravitating toward the idea that "Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast." Apparently, we human beings are all just works in progress, more or less improvising as we go along. Today's typo (otherwise known as human error) was introduced 57 times to OhioLINK and 882 times to WorldCat.

(Tord Gustavsen, 10 November 2007, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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