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From the Ted Talk by Mark Applebaum: The mad scientist of music

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Open Cloze

So, but the thing is, a dilemma _______ arose, and that is that I'm really bored with music, and I'm really bored with the role of the composer, and so I decided to put that idea, boredom, as the focus of my presentation to you _____. And I'm going to share my music with you, but I hope that I'm going to do so in a way that _____ a story, tells a story about how I used boredom as a catalyst for creativity and invention, and how _______ actually forced me to change the fundamental question that I was asking in my discipline, and how boredom also, in a sense, pushed me towards taking on roles beyond the sort of most traditional, ______ __________ of a composer.

Solution

  1. today
  2. definition
  3. quickly
  4. boredom
  5. tells
  6. narrow

Original Text

So, but the thing is, a dilemma quickly arose, and that is that I'm really bored with music, and I'm really bored with the role of the composer, and so I decided to put that idea, boredom, as the focus of my presentation to you today. And I'm going to share my music with you, but I hope that I'm going to do so in a way that tells a story, tells a story about how I used boredom as a catalyst for creativity and invention, and how boredom actually forced me to change the fundamental question that I was asking in my discipline, and how boredom also, in a sense, pushed me towards taking on roles beyond the sort of most traditional, narrow definition of a composer.

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