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

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Yeah, okay, that's kind of weird stuff. Is it msuic? Here's how I want to conclude. I've deceidd, ultimately, that this is the wrong question, that this is not the important question. The important question is, "Is it interesting?" And I follow this question, not worrying about "Is it music?" — not worrying about the definition of the thing that I'm making. I allow my creativity to push me in dniitreocs that are simply interesting to me, and I don't worry about the likeness of the result to some notion, some paradigm, of what music composition is supposed to be, and that has actually urged me, in a snese, to take on a whole bunch of different relos, and so what I want you to think about is, to what extent might you change the fatnnameudl question in your discipline, and, okay, I'm going to put one extra little footnote in here, because, like, I realized I meoneintd some psychological defects earlier, and we also, along the way, had a fair amount of osivssbee behavior, and there was some dunlaieosl behavior and things like that, and here I think we could say that this is an argument for self-loathing and a kind of schizophrenia, at least in the popular use of the term, and I really mean dissociative identity drseoidr, okay. (Laughter) Anyway, despite those perils, I would urge you to think about the possibility that you might take on roles in your own work, whether they are neighboring or far-flung from your psranofiosel definition.

Open Cloze

Yeah, okay, that's kind of weird stuff. Is it _____? Here's how I want to conclude. I've _______, ultimately, that this is the wrong question, that this is not the important question. The important question is, "Is it interesting?" And I follow this question, not worrying about "Is it music?" — not worrying about the definition of the thing that I'm making. I allow my creativity to push me in __________ that are simply interesting to me, and I don't worry about the likeness of the result to some notion, some paradigm, of what music composition is supposed to be, and that has actually urged me, in a _____, to take on a whole bunch of different _____, and so what I want you to think about is, to what extent might you change the ___________ question in your discipline, and, okay, I'm going to put one extra little footnote in here, because, like, I realized I _________ some psychological defects earlier, and we also, along the way, had a fair amount of _________ behavior, and there was some __________ behavior and things like that, and here I think we could say that this is an argument for self-loathing and a kind of schizophrenia, at least in the popular use of the term, and I really mean dissociative identity ________, okay. (Laughter) Anyway, despite those perils, I would urge you to think about the possibility that you might take on roles in your own work, whether they are neighboring or far-flung from your ____________ definition.

Solution

  1. decided
  2. delusional
  3. mentioned
  4. music
  5. disorder
  6. sense
  7. directions
  8. professional
  9. fundamental
  10. obsessive
  11. roles

Original Text

Yeah, okay, that's kind of weird stuff. Is it music? Here's how I want to conclude. I've decided, ultimately, that this is the wrong question, that this is not the important question. The important question is, "Is it interesting?" And I follow this question, not worrying about "Is it music?" — not worrying about the definition of the thing that I'm making. I allow my creativity to push me in directions that are simply interesting to me, and I don't worry about the likeness of the result to some notion, some paradigm, of what music composition is supposed to be, and that has actually urged me, in a sense, to take on a whole bunch of different roles, and so what I want you to think about is, to what extent might you change the fundamental question in your discipline, and, okay, I'm going to put one extra little footnote in here, because, like, I realized I mentioned some psychological defects earlier, and we also, along the way, had a fair amount of obsessive behavior, and there was some delusional behavior and things like that, and here I think we could say that this is an argument for self-loathing and a kind of schizophrenia, at least in the popular use of the term, and I really mean dissociative identity disorder, okay. (Laughter) Anyway, despite those perils, I would urge you to think about the possibility that you might take on roles in your own work, whether they are neighboring or far-flung from your professional definition.

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Important Words

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