This is a bit OT, but I think it's still relevant to composition and orchestration.
Did anyone happen to catch the 60 Minutes segment on Jay Greenberg? Here's a 12 year old kid who is writing symphonies by ear!!!
I thought it was pretty amazing, looked like he was using Finale or Sibelius to literally type out what he heard in his head.
I was pretty blown away by this kid, I mean they didn't play a whole lot of his music, but the bits I heard sounded good.
You can catch some info here:
I was wondering if anyone else saw the segments and what your thoughts are about this kid?
I have my own philosophy of what makes out brains tick and come up with ideas, but I would be interested in other people's perspectives.