Dynamic Strategies as an Intervention

Dynamic Strategies with Music Thinking Approach

How to find a way out of chaos “Halt im Haltlosen” was the theme of the 10th SWF Forum in Berlin. More info here. There were many stimulating impulses from Sociologist to Climate Investigator, from Chess Grandmaster to Design Researcher, from Journalist to Head of the Collaborative Governance Lab – enriched with practical interventions from […]

Sound Strategies and how things go together with Michael Spencer

Sound Strategies with Michael Spencer

We are in the in-between space; between music and business, education and performance, listening and understanding, and London and Tokyo.  So, today we talk with Michael Spencer. Michael is the founder of Sound Strategies Ltd, a TEDx speaker, Visiting Professor at Ueno Gakuen University (Tokyo), and the Communication Director of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He […]

Leading an Orchestra of Leaders with Harvey Seifter Part 1

Leading an Orchestra of Leaders with Harvey Seifter - The Power of Music Thinking Podcast

This episode is about art, innovation and leadership.  What is the relationship between art-based learning, innovation and co-creation? How do you lead an ensemble of leaders? Is a conductor actually just a middle manager? Today we are in New York and talking with Harvey Seifter. Harvey is the founder of The Art of Science Learning, […]

Listening to the field – Special Episode

Turmbläser in Möckmühl in special epsiode of The Power of Music Thinking

  This is a special episode about listening in the field and some listening activities I did last month. Hear more about a short field recording in the middle of the most dangerous roundabout in the Netherlands, about the visit to my birth town in the South of Germany, where I have recorded the Turmbläser, […]

It is about time – the music thinking clock

the music thinking clock showing the dynamic strategies

I am always on the lookout, searching and experimenting with visualisations of the dynamic strategy of music thinking. The idea of music thinking, the concept and, as I called it earlier, the music thinking framework, is a dynamic model to help individuals, teams, and organisations to work together better. And Ta-Taa!!!: Here is the Music […]

Sound pictures with Charles Brooks – Photography

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 the 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 […]

Giving Better Instructions with Text Scores

Text Score

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

Eelko Lommers, Storytelling

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 […]