19: How To Tap Into Your Creative Flow with Hila Plitman


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In Episode 19 of the Time To Be You Podcast, Hila Plitman, Grammy award winning vocalist, teaches her listeners exactly how to tap into their creative flow, citing the importance of just getting the process started and putting work out into the world, “even if you think it’s junk.” Besides her work in opera and contemporary classic music, Hila is an active songwriter, actress and mother of a young teenager. While juggling all these roles can prove difficult, Hila is no stranger to putting in the hard work necessary to fulfill all the roles she pleases. Hila has been working in the music industry since she herself was fourteen, and works smart, outsourcing the tasks she doesn’t gain energy from.


Questions asked in this episode:

1. Give us a brief background of yourself and what you do?

2. When writing and singing, how do you tap into your creative side when you are also a mother and so many things?

3. How does tapping into your creativity help run your business?

4. In songwriting I know artist tend to have a lot of self-judgement, how do you come from a place of just creating and not thinking about who will or will not like it?

5. How do you tap into the feelings of your body to create?

6. What would you say to someone that hasn't tapped into their creative energy or buried it for a long time, how do they get it back and nurture it?



Grammy award-winning vocalist Hila Plitmann is a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice, and the ability to perform challenging new works. She has worked with many leading conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, Esa- Pekka Salonen, Thomas Adès, Carl St. Clair, Giancarlo Guerrero, Robert Spano and JoAnn Falletta, performing with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. Hila is also emerging as a unique crossover artist, and her own songs and arrangements can be heard on YouTube and in live concert. She has accumulated an impressive catalogue of varied recordings, including Hans Zimmer's Grammy winning soundtrack for The Da Vinci Code, Eric Whitacre’s Good Night Moon with the LSO, and Oscar winner John Corigliano’s song- cycle Mr Tambourine Man with the Buffalo Symphony (for which she won a best female vocalist Grammy).

Some of her recent discs are Richard Danielpour’s Toward A Season of Peace and Corigliano's Vocalise, both released to critical acclaim on NAXOS. In constant demand as a singer of new and contemporary music, Hila Plitmann has appeared as a soloist in numerous world premieres, including: Pulitzer Prize winner David Del Tredici’s Paul Revere’s Ride with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Frank Zappa’s orchestral staged version of 200 Motels with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Dallas Opera world premiere of Mark Adamo's Opera Becoming Santa Claus; Richard Danielpour's Darkness in the Ancient Valley with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra; and Yuval Sharon and Annie Gosfield’s War of the Worlds with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and lives with her son and their cat in Los Angeles.



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