When we're in the heat of creation, in the final hours before a deadline, or when we're trying to prove ourselves, failure can be a punch in the gut. As creatives, we try to minimize failure, or we at least attempt to mitigate its emotional and practical effects. But what about all those times something unexpected happened, and it gave us the insight and inspiration necessary … [Read more...]
Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies
Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies, a recent collaboration between sound artists, musicians, and field recordists from across the world, was released earlier today. The project brought these sound artists together to create new musical remixes of field recordings from around the world, using Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's Oblique Strategies cards as guideposts for their … [Read more...]
Web Based Tool for Creative Sound Design Ideas, Inspired By Brian Eno's "Oblique Strategies"
Do you know about "Oblique Strategies"? Originally developed by Brian Eno, consists in a deck of cards containing ideas and phrases to help you on "breaking" the lack of creativity on any project you're working on. George Spanos, from GameSoundDesign has created the "Sound Design Strategies" based on the same concept, but here all the phrases are oriented to sound design. Just … [Read more...]