How can artistic and literary movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe be used as a catalyst to enrich one’s musical language and creativity as an improviser?

 Sub Questions

  • How does poetry and art, and the context within which it was created, influence our understanding of musical aesthetics? 
  • How can one use the aesthetics and ethos of a time period to improvise and create our own music in today’s age?
  • How can aesthetics of the past be used to help understand and develop technique and style?
  • Can the aesthetics of the 19th and early 20th centuries help us understand today’s aesthetics?
  • What sources can be used to develop harmonic awareness on a string instrument?