When songwriter Josh Ritter visited Soundcheck earlier this week, he explained how he overcame a bout of writer’s block with field trips to New York museums. Other artists, like composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, sought help from a hypnotherapist. Today: psychologist Andy Evans of the London-based firm, Arts Psychology Consultants, explains the unique challenges that songwriters and musicians face in overcoming creative blocks. Plus, we take your calls.
Weigh in: have you ever experienced a creative block? How did you cope with it?
1. Josh Ritter - The Curse
2. Van Cliburn - Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
3. The Cure - Close To Me
4. Sibelius Symphony No. 7 (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, conductor)