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My Saviour

A semi-epic poem featuring pop guns, ice capades, surfing, the collapse of all known universes, Carlos CastaQuixote, the Mona Lisa, the Cheshire Cat, Jack Nicholson and possibly Satan……

Curiosity vs Conformity

“Curiosity… is insubordination in it’s purest form.” – Vladamir Nabakov It’s becoming increasingly common for leadership coaches and innovation experts to espouse the benefits, and even necessity, of curiosity. And yet we also know, as I explained in a previous post, that education systems and workplaces typically discourage curiosity. Why is this? What is it about […]

Why Curiosity?

“I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious.“ – Albert Einstein The World Economic Forum – backed by an outpouring of mildly panic stricken white papers from big name organisational consultancies (1) – hails our era as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are already riding the rising wave of an increasingly complex fusion […]

Spasm, Splinting, and Change Dynamics: Injury, Immobilisation & Aggravation

The same can hold true for individuals and organisations: ideological fixations, addictive behaviours, authoritarianism, legalism – all of which may have been a temporary ‘fix’ for a traumatic situation – become normalized and enculturated. However, because temporary fixes are inadequate long-term solutions they typically engender more instances of conflict and turbulence hence further aggravating an initial trauma. A vicious circle takes hold.

In/Future – Overshadow

‘Overshadow’ was commissioned by artist Lyla Rye for her video installation ‘Overshadow’ which was projected on the ceiling of a silo in the In/Future festival at Toronto’s Ontario Place and looped from Sept. 15 – 25, 2016. It features the remixing the of Dolores Claman’s theme music for Ontario Place (Dolores is renowned for having written […]

The Tale of Sitting Duck

An illustrated tale about a duck, and a beak, and a monster from the deep…

Marvels & Miracles

The odds of my birth. That single sperm cell, out of the initial millions of genetically diverse cells, is the one and the only that makes it into the egg. And that this conceptional unlikelihood – the odds already so rare and outrageously far-fetched that even a gambler in despair would shun them – has […]

‘Ten Questions on DIVE’ from BarczaBlog

Leslie Barcza sent me ten questions based on the compositions for DIVE.
They were great questions, allowing me to do a little more digging into the motivations and themes for the compositions………………………………………………………………………….

Fascism & ‘The Wild’ in ‘DIVE: Odes for Lighea’

Is the tale a premise for the struggle between ‘fascism’ and ‘the wild’? Is fascism a polarity to the wild? Or is the tension between the two more complex? What do we mean by ‘fascism’? And what do we mean by ‘the wild’?

Fascism & Utopia

Fascism is a hair’s breadth from Utopia.

Those who try to force funnel the hard grit gravity ground of everyday into Utopia,
to compel it across the great divide,
turn into slavemasters and witchhunters.
Naiively they set out to purify the strain, exorcise the demons, exterminate the wrong thinking, abolish the Mixolydians.

What is Translibrium?

‘Trans’ comes from the Greek ‘across’, and ‘librium’ is from the Greek ‘libra’ which connotes both balance (equilibrium) and freedom (‘libre’, liberty). Whereas ‘homeostasis’ assumes a return to an initial state as a descriptor of health, ‘translibrium’ assumes continuous adaptation as a requisite for survival.

Enantiodromia

“In the greatest tension, the greatest creation,
and the greatest creation is the gravest danger,
and destruction is tension held taut beyond limitation…
FLAME OF CHANGE
WELDERS FLAME
FLAMES TO BURN THE PAST AWAY”

A spoken word piece on creativity, tension and transformation layed over an accidental funk improv.

Howlings – ambient electroacoustica – now available on CD Baby and iTunes!

Howlings’ is comprised of three electronic works sharing aspects of minimalism and ambient music – limited sound sources, gradual evolutions and repetition – and yet all can be poignantly dramatic, sometimes explosively so…

A Call to DIVE VI – The Storm

This week I’m presenting a piece which is an apex work in the narrative. It’s a piece in which Fides’ full vocal power and prowess gets to really let loose in a transcendent expression of extreme rage and grief, swept along by a sonic storm of multiple layers of analog synth, wind, waves and wolves.

Homeostasis, Change, Addiction & Love

This IGNITE Talk (5 mins, 15 secs per slide – GO!) was presented at the Web of Change Conference Sept. 2013, at Balcones Springs just outside of Austin, TX. Huge thanks to the WOCMob for welcoming this errant pitch! In response to my opening statement “I’m curious why orgs and people fiercely protect outrageous poisonous […]

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