Posted in co-creation, Creative thinking, Miles Davis, Music Thinking
Tagged bob marley, design thinking, igor stravinsky, inspiration, lateral thinking, maria callas, Miles Davis, Music thinking, principles, quotes, samuel beckett, tim brown, tom waits, woody guthry
Last year I had the pleasure to work on a lot of very interesting projects with nice people. Today 6th of january is epiphany day – the 12th and last day of christmas. The holiday is over and we can focus on the coming year. A good moment to say ‘thank you’ and wish you all the best for 2013 and hope that you will have many epiphanies!
Projects worked on, initiated, realized, done; clients and friends worked with and had fun with: Relaunching www.vlisco.com begin of the year, personas workshops Launching Vlisco Stories the social platform for Africa, Storytelling and Vlisco Fabrics Development of our new ceramic product: Pfitz together with my partner Ine, design and launch of www.pfitz.me, registered the trademark and design at European Patent and Trademark Register Finally launch of the www.nibesvv.nl Development of the iPad app for The Executive Academy (will be launched very soon) Design identity, online strategy and creative consulting for the iPhone App and website of 1PLACE.ME musicthinking.com Music Thinking Weekly Raum-Musik für Saxophone at World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews Scotland and John Cage MusiCircus, Heidelberg Won a place at New Job Circus during C’n’B Convention
More info on Epiphany, see last year’s post
Posted in Music, Music Thinking, Service Design
Tagged 1PLACE.ME, @EKWC, Christof Zürn, Epiphanies, Music thinking, New Job Circus, NIBE-SVV, Pfitz, Raum-Musik für Saxophone, Vlisco, Vlisco Stories, World Saxophone Congress
Just got a mail from slideshare that my presentations & documents have been viewed more than 10.000 times, wow that’s cool – a moment to celebrate!
Here are the Top three:
and there are some more: http://www.slideshare.net/creacomp
This is the snapshot archive from every week of 2011 of ‘Music Thinking Weekly’.
It’s easy to browse all the weeks including all the articles posted with the hashtag #musicthinking via @MusicThinking
More info on Music Thinking: www.musicthinking.com
Posted in co-creation, Creative thinking, Creative tools, Data Storytelling, Design Thinking, Epiphany, Guitar, Inspiration, Miles Davis, Music, Music Thinking, Saxophone, Service Design
Tagged #musicthinking, Music thinking, Music Thinking Weekly
From the soundtrack of my life I picked out 5 records, all of them absolutely no easy listening. If you don’t take your time to listen carefully this music will be annoying. On the other hand this is music with a lot of emotion and music thinking. I get a lot of inspirations by only reading about it, by listening to an alternate version by another artist or just by looking at the album covers – that definitively gives me a ‘musical cue’.
Naked City by John Zorn and Naked City
Great players, great songs, great power and a great life performance.
Video (not original band, but a good start)
Listen to it!
Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata by Rhasaan Roland Kirk
this is a duo record of one saxophone player and one drummer, just listen.
Video about this virtuoso and great inspiration for a lot of musicians.
Listen to it!
Ascension by John Coltrane
End of the 70s I read a lot about John Coltrane and his innovative and game changing record Ascension. In that time there was no internet, so you really had to be lucky to find a record store that would sell it. It happened when I was on holiday with a friend in France, that we popped into a record store and by accident I found a copy of Ascension. I was so excited to hear this record that I decided to not listen to it in the store, but to buy it, wrap it into a plastic bag and fix it with tape on a plane wooden surface in our camper to assure that the record won’t bend or got destroyed on the sweaty summer in France. After 3 weeks of holiday I put the record on my record player and listened to it very carefully – and … I really didn’t get it. I thought this is one of the most overrated records ever. But I didn’t give up and listened to it two more times in a row. After the third time I began to understand and after that I listened to the record many times: as a background while learning or even on a long drive with my car.
Listen to it!
Hymnen by Karlheinz Stockhausen
This is maybe the record I have spent the most time in my life in many different variations plus the original material that was used to make this concrete and electronic music. I worked in a two year research project at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, together with Prof. Frisius, we also made a copy of the original 1′ tapes on DAT in the WDR studio, which means that the original material IS the tape and not the score (that was done afterwards with the purpose to read while listening to the recording for a better understanding!).
Listen to it!
Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman
a collective improvisation by Double Quartet (saxophone, trumpet, bass and drum ) with a picture of a Jackson Pollock painting
Listen to it!
No time to listen to all this? Here is a time saver:
Free Jazz Ascension Mash-Up by Dick Whyte: Supercomposer: Free Jazz Ascension – Listen to it!
Posted in Creative thinking, Inspiration, Music, Music Thinking, Saxophone
Tagged Ascension, Christof Zürn, Free Jazz, Hymnen, John Coltrane, John Zorn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Music thinking, Naked City, Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, saxophone, Soundtrack of your Life