Episode 13: Sumi Tonooka

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Show Notes:

Sumi Tonooka is a jazz composer and pianists with a 30 year career spanning Philadelphia & Boston, to New York & Seattle. Sumi and I talked her experience of composing For Malala.

“You have to remember that you’re writing for human beings.”

We talked about the creative process, creating productive routines and how constraints can distill and be beneficial. She also shares Miles Davis’ advice to John Coltrane on how to know when to stop in the creative process.