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 many others...
Episode 1 - Introduction
Episode 11 - What Should I Do For Thanksgiving? - A meditation on the limits of our COVID-era moral reckoning...
Episode 10 - Scaling Down, not up! & being an Ally vs. being a friend. In this podcast, I discuss my idea of the importance of focusing the scale of one's creative output to other individuals, not to the masses. I then tie in what I believe to be an important call to reject 'allyship' in favor of a much more authentic way of being in relationship to others.
Episode 9 (in two parts) - Guitar player and educator George Turner and I discuss the precariousness of being an artist in a society bent strongly toward the endless trivialities facilitated by unchecked consumerism and 'commodity fetishism.' We also reflect on the conspicuous replacement of melody with technical prowess and production value in guitar playing and in music generally. Man, I really do sound like a Marxist sometimes...
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...
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.
Addendum/clarification to/for Episode 7
featured track: 'Loved by the Sun' by Tangerine Dream
Episode 6 - Musings on Culture, Creativity, Art, Music, and Church with Dan Dameron
Links to things discussed/mentioned in this podcast:
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
Episode 5 - The Paradox of Isolation: Musings on a creative
person's mandate against interruptions....
Featured Song: 'To Be Alone'
by Peter Benjamin
Episode 4 - A Space for Listening: Toward higher resolution and precision in music and communication.
Edit: I should have said "interview," not "episode" there at the end...
Episode 3 - Discernment: The first
step in the process of Deep Code Learning.
Episode 2 - "..So, you're calling Beethoven musically disingenuous..?"