Creative Dialectic 


The Creative Dialectic Podcast is a conversational format covering a broad range

of topics between myself and my students, clients, musical compatriots, band

members, members of the local and regional music scene and a lot more....

Episode 1 - Introduction

Introducing Creative Dialectic

Episode 8 (in two parts) - A conversation with Jordani about relationship, joy, the sacrificial artist, experience of gender in the music workplace, mentorship, and the artist's responsibility to self-create a meaningful and fulfilling life...

CD Podcast w.Jordani part 1Peter Benjamin
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part 1

CD Podcast w.Jordani -part 2Peter Benjamin
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part 2

Episode 7- Fantasy and Inspiration: Musings on creativity, identity, and the female/male archetypal foundations of our civilization as inflected through two fantasy films: Legend (1985) and Krull (1983). 

Other influential fantasy films of this era for me: The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Never-ending Story, Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dragonslayer, Conan the Destroyer.

Creative Dialectic - Fantasy and InspirationPeter Benjamin
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Addendum/clarification to/for Episode 7

CD Podcast 7 AddendumPeter Benjamin
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Loved by the Sun Mix 1Peter Benjamin
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featured track: 'Loved by the Sun' by Tangerine Dream

Episode 6 - Musings on Culture, Creativity, Art, Music, and Church with Dan Dameron

Creative Dialectic Ep. 6Peter Benjamin
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Links to things discussed/mentioned in this podcast:

The Bridge Christian Fellowship   Rachmaninov All Night Vigil recording

disclaimer: the audio for this episode is not great due to its size. I'm working on a good solution for this....

Jim's Martin Demo

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Episode 5 - The Paradox of Isolation: Musings on a creative

person's mandate against interruptions....

Creative Dialectic Ep. 5- The Paradox ofPeter Benjamin
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Featured Song: 'To Be Alone'

by Peter Benjamin

To Be Alone

Episode 4 - A Space for Listening: Toward higher resolution and precision in music and communication.

Related concepts/ideas: Pressure of Speech, Rule Omega, Be Precise in Your Speech 


Edit: I should have said "interview," not "episode" there at the end...

Creative Dialectic Episode 4- Space For Peter Benjamin
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Episode 3 - Discernment: The first 

step in the process of Deep Code Learning.


See also: Jordan Greenhall, David Schmactenberger, John Vervaeke,  Jamie Wheal,  

Creatice Dialectic Podcast Ep. 3 'DiscerArtist Name
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Episode 2 - "..So, you're calling Beethoven musically disingenuous..?"

Creative Dialectic Ep 1 Edit 2Artist Name
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Links to things discussed/mentioned in this podcast:

Kai's band Noizmesh     The Microphones     Ludvig von Beethoven   

postmodernism   Ayn Rand    Fyodor Dostoevsk   Bent Leg Fatima  

The Residents

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