Composing – where do you look for inspiration?

This post is intended for DP Music Candidates thinking about composition (creating). The featured piece is Variations on America by Charles Ives. We also discuss finding inspiration in unusual places. How do you find inspiration to compose (create)? (I use this word specifically regardless of the media used for the composition. The DP Music course asks candidates to present their creative thinking through a variety of options. The following discussion will apply to the following options: composition, music technology composition, improvisation, and arranging. Have ...