When I was studying composition at the Qld Conservatorium of Music in the late 1980s, all I ever heard about was “Brian Eno this,” and “Brian Eno that.” All of the students (and teachers for that matter) were so enamoured … Continue reading Why should Brian Eno have all the fun?
I hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation between the very talented (and very funny) Kevin Pollack and the very talented (and, yes, very funny) Alan Arkin. I’ve been a huge Arkin fan ever since seeing “Catch 22” and “The Heart … Continue reading “I don’t want to see anything interesting and I don’t want to see anything creative.”
The assertion that a playful sealing off of the ‘real world’ to create a confined psychological space conducive to great creativity and transformation has a precedent in Hellenic mythology: During Hellenic times an amalgamation of [the trickster god] Hermes and … Continue reading Freedom, Inspiration and Limitation: Hermes Trismegistus
In this short video clip, Bob Dylan presents a powerful insight into his creative process circa 1966 and playframing. DURATION: 1 min., 14 sec. Continue reading Dylan: the playful artist
I would like to offer the concept of playframing as an alternative to “workflow.” The differences may at first seem subtle, but have clear consequences. The problem with workflow Workflow is a term often used by my peers (other popular … Continue reading Workflow vs. playframes
An audio-video demonstration of a sequencer app built by Marshall Heiser using Max/MSP and the “playframing” approach. DURATION: 11 min., 26 sec. Continue reading Simple SATB Sequencer
A video for a nutty little instrumental jazz tune I wrote using the “playframing” approach to creative practice. DURATION: 3min., 16 sec. Continue reading Sunday Sho