Instigating Invention

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Deborah Henson-Conant

Deborah Henson-Conant (DHC) is a Grammy-nominated composer/performer and mentor to harpists around the world. Her signature harp, the DHC-Light was designed and named for her by Camac Harps. She composes works for solo harp, ensembles, and concerto settings, and she coaches harpists in creativity and business in her online courses at hipharp.com. Share your questions and comments about this series with her at powerharp.com.

 How to make your fantasy real.

—by Deborah Henson-Conant

I can be one of the most obsessive time-wasters imaginable. I once became so addicted to reading—and rereading—Jane Austen novels that I couldn’t walk through a room without feeling a powerful magnetic pull from her collected works. Seriously. I had to know where the book was at all times, and if I tried to pass through the room where it was sitting, its magnetic attraction would pull me off-balance until I was lying down on the couch with it, immersed in Jane’s world.

You think I’m joking. I’m not.

So how do I counteract my natural proclivity for creative sloth, and actually create and produce new shows, concertos, and collaborations? That’s what I want to share with you in this series of articles: my tricks, systems, and techniques for invention and reinvention.

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Deborah Henson-Conant (DHC) is a Grammy-nominated composer/performer and mentor to harpists around the world. Her signature harp, the DHC-Light, was designed and named for her by Camac Harps. She composes works for solo harp, ensembles, and concerto settings, and she coaches harpists in creativity and business in her online courses.

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