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From the Ted Talk by David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

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Since then, I've played other places that are much nicer. I've played the ______ Hall here and Carnegie Hall and places like that. And it's been very exciting. But I also _______ that sometimes the music that I had written, or was writing at the time, didn't sound all that great in some of those halls. We managed, but sometimes those halls didn't seem exactly suited to the music I was making or had made. So I asked myself: Do I _____ _____ for specific _____? Do I have a place, a venue, in mind when I write? Is that a kind of model for creativity? Do we all make things with a venue, a _______, in mind?

Solution

  1. disney
  2. write
  3. context
  4. rooms
  5. noticed
  6. stuff

Original Text

Since then, I've played other places that are much nicer. I've played the Disney Hall here and Carnegie Hall and places like that. And it's been very exciting. But I also noticed that sometimes the music that I had written, or was writing at the time, didn't sound all that great in some of those halls. We managed, but sometimes those halls didn't seem exactly suited to the music I was making or had made. So I asked myself: Do I write stuff for specific rooms? Do I have a place, a venue, in mind when I write? Is that a kind of model for creativity? Do we all make things with a venue, a context, in mind?

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