Currently composing music for Lyla Rye‘s video installation ‘Overshadow’ which will be featured at the In/Future festival at Toronto’s Ontario Place from Sept. 15 – 25. Featuring remixing of Dolores Claman’s theme music (Dolores is renowned for having written the Cdn iconic masterpiece, ‘Hockey Night in Canada’), + plundering of contemporary pop artists such as Metric, Janelle […]
I now have a pop-up solo set which I can perform most anywhere.
Folk, blues , funk punk, ambient, sound art and just plain noise,
there’s even a couple-a a-cappella, and a long poem runs through it.
Visitations from Dorothy, Abe Lincoln & Jiminy Cricket,
Improvisations, train wrecks, I can’t quite predict
how it will go,
every piece has a life of its own,
and away it goes…
Sitting Duck, frozen with fear, couldn’t paddle, couldn’t fly, frozen knowing, that below the Beast was coming, from below. And so it did. Rapacious gaping maw, black gorger, wide open, all teeth, snapping and gulping and swallowing, ’till all there was left in the universe of the duck hemmed in by teeth closing was the […]
Curiosity is the opposite of blind faith:
it’s reconnaissant, observant, watchful, interested.
It’s gathering information through careful observation.
1/2 Day Workshops, April 23 & May 20 – Technology is so ubiquitous as a driver of change in work culture that we virtually associate ‘innovation’ with ‘technology’. But what is technology? What is the question that it is answering? And, once we have decided on a technological solution to a problem, why is the implementation of that solution sometimes so disruptive?
This workshop will explore these questions. It will introduce what technology is, what change is, what culture is, and discuss the tensions that can occur when you put the three together.
Bless the drive that compels you over the great divide. The faith by which you take the great leap. You don’t need to know how to fly. You never dive into wide open sky. You can’t see, yet, the unexpected astonishing weaving that will emerge beneath and before you, a net work of new openings […]
‘What is Joy? and ‘How do you Practise Joy’? I posed these questions to the CSI community and received many generous and wise responses. These are my reflections on that, as well as the role of ‘choice’ in joy, and practising joy.
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Curiosity is the key to innovation, productivity, agility, well-being and fulfillment but curiosity is commonly suppressed in the workplace.
Curiosity Culture offers an integrated program, underpinned by a competency framework, to cultivate curiosity. From discovery talks and labs, to intensive workshops, change coaching and community development, we facilitate a journey which awakens the inquisitive spirit, brings it to life, and embeds it in the DNA of a thriving organisational culture.
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 […]
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………………………………………………………………………….
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 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.
‘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.
“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
FLAMES TO BURN THE PAST AWAY”
A spoken word piece on creativity, tension and transformation layed over an accidental funk improv.
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…
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.
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 […]