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Creativity: Where Did That Come From?

Be part of a project that brings goodness, beauty, and peace to the world through creativity . . .

An exploration of the process of creativity via interviews, beautiful video imagery, and new orchestral music.

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This July we will film the recording sessions of my new "The Nature Suite" with Orchestra da Camera di Perugia, formerly known as I Solisti di Perugia as I say in this video.  We will film interviews with some of these instrumentalists along with people in the U.S. who work in the performing and visual arts and the behavioral sciences.  These brief interviews will help the viewer understand the mystery of creativity and how humans express it.  Interspersed among the interviews will be segments of video footage of spectacular beauty in the U.S. with a few movements of my orchestral suite as musical enhancement.  

The funds raised will allow us to make a digital recording of my music and film the recording sessions, along with some post-production work in Chicago that will result in a polished program for possible telecast.

I've been a Franciscan friar 45 years.  I've composed, published and recorded music of all sorts since 1978 and this is, by far, the most ambitious project I've even undertaken.  Exciting as this is, poor as I am, I can't do this one alone.  The more people we have working to accomplish our goal, the more beautiful the end result will be.  Thank you very much for being part of "Creativity: Where Did That Come From?"   I sincerely hope we can find an answer to that question that's been in my heart for years! 

Peace ~ Friar Bob Hutmacher, ofm



By Fr. Robert Hutmacher, O.F.M

We adore you, most holy Lord, Jesus Christ,

here and in all the churches throughout the whole world. 

And we praise you,because by your holy Cross,

you have redeemed the world

Franciscans recite this nearly every time we pray together. Francis encouraged his friars to pray this when entering any church. The Cross looms large in our Christian lives.  It is the major symbol of our faith: atop church steeples, on furnishings, in our homes, offices and cars, and jewelry of all sorts.  Years ago on a quiet night I decided to count the number of crosses in and on St. Peter’s.  Counting the pew ends, doors, altars, windows, art work, shrines and the façade, there are over 900!  The cross embraces us!  Read more



ASSISI THROUGH MY EYES  By Fr. Robert Hutmacher, O.F.M.   Read the article here













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