Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

Time For A Creative Challenge

Monday, January 28th, 2013

The first of February is only a few days away, and that means it’s nearly time for yet another RPM Challenge. Can you write, record and produce an entire album of music entirely within the chronological confines of the shortest month of the year?

Originality Of The Specious

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Here’s an example of how new art can be created by copying old art – this video by Nina Paley was designed to illustrate the flaws in our current copyright systems, and how we shouldn’t be basing these systems on the impossible concept of originality…

The Art Of Imitation

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

There is much more to making music than meets the ear, and even designing electronic equipment can be prone to the odd ‘borrowing’ of inspiration. However, the difference between a facile copy and a significant repurposing (derived from a deeper understanding) is what pushes creation onwards…

Creativity Waits

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Sometimes computer musicians get so caught up in technology that we forget to actually get down to being creative; and sometimes it’s hard to get those creative juices flowing, whether you be a musician or a writer, Tom Waits or Elizabeth Gilbert…

Stuck in a Creative Rut? Time to Storm

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I recently completed a very worthwhile project called the RPM Challenge, which threw down an interesting gauntlet to musicians – compose and record an entire album in 28 days (specifically, the month of February). Without a doubt, my productivity for this month was way above what it would have been otherwise, and it also provoked me into altering my approach to songwriting and music composition.