Music Thinking Book
Now at your local bookstore or wherever you buy your books.
Learn leadership and co-creation tools you can use for your personal development, team, and organisation.
An inspirational card set in a beautiful box the size of a 45 rpm single record
Use them in ideation sessions or on-boarding rituals. Scan the cards to hear a sound.
Course overview, workshops, modules and training
Learn how to co-create your company purpose, tell the story of your purpose, or make the first step with your brand story.
The Power of Music Thinking
Creative Companion Christof Zürn takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most exciting people AND Musicians’.
Blog & NewsHere we share updates about workshops, programmes, new templates, tips and tricks and you can read all the 38 stories from ‘Behind the Cards’ – the background thoughts about every inspiration card of the Music Thinking Jam Cards.
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Sound pictures with Charles Brooks – Photography
Today we touch base on the intersection between music and photography and that in many different ways. My guest today is Charles Brooks, an exceptionable photographer and musician, that for the last 20 years has been New Zealand’s most successful orchestral cellist. Charles held principal positions in Australia, China, Chile and Brazil, with concerts worldwide. […]
Is there a connection between a podcast and a symphony?
Is there a connection between a podcast and a symphony? Well, if you want, there is. Let’s rephrase that question: what is the ideal length of a podcast episode? And, the answer is: more or less the length of a symphony. Let me explain. The term symphony comes from a Greek word meaning “A sounding […]
How Music Speaks with Ben Pelzer
Today we are in Singapore; we talk with Benjamin Pelzer, Assistant Professor of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. Ben is trained in Music Theory and Psychology. He works as an assistant professor and scientist with expertise in the methods of cognitive neuroscience, machine learning, computational social science, […]
Giving Better Instructions with Text Scores
Are you listening? Are you Deep Listening? How do you move from scoring to listening? Well, composer Pauline Oliveros taught us how to use short instructions – she calls them Text Scores – to interact and listen deeply. What is it? A Text Score is a short instruction to engage (non) musicians in an activity. […]
World-building and empathic storytelling with Eelko Lommers
What are the links between daily work for a multinational company, empathic storytelling and playing in a band? My guest today is Eelko Lommers, Global Director Product Experience Design at IKEA, creator, designer, writer of a (not yet published) novel and a musician in a post-hardcore band. We talk about empathy with clients, personality in […]
A Sound Life with DR Jen Palladino
From the wild Punk scene in New York and London of the 70s to a sound healing practice in Los Angeles, my guest today is Jennifer Palladino, also called Dr Jen, a Doctor of Chiropractic, the Regional Director of the You Rock Foundation and a holistic health facilitator connecting mind, body and spirit with Chiropractic Sound Therapy. […]
What Music taught me about political journalism with Matt K. Lewis
What has political journalism to do with music? Well, quite a lot. My guest today is Matt K Lewis from West Virginia, a political columnist for the daily beast, former CNN contributor, TV commentator for MSNBC’s morning show, a podcaster on Matt Lewis and the News (pun intended) and musician. Matt shares with us that […]