Wow! Now that I’m back in Fort Collins, and have had a little time to settle in, I think it is fitting to reflect on my time in Austin at the Musicians Round Table (a Wizard Academy Event.)
Now, before you go thinking I have joined a cult, or moved to England to hang out with Harry Potter, I want to tell you a little bit about Wizard Academy and the Musicians Round Table.
From The Wizard Academy Website:
Wizard Academy® is a nontraditional business school. The faculty of Wizard Academy studies what gifted people do when they’re feeling inspired so we can reverse engineer their unconscious methods. We teach you how to do consciously what a gifted person does unconsciously.
The Musicians Round Table was a fantastic experience in finding the intersection between music, business, and science. We studied what makes a hit, and how music interacts with the human mind. And, we put this learning into action. Over the course of 3 days, as a group of 17 strangers, we wrote 36 songs, and recorded 19 of them.
And, it was a blast! Making music with a fantastically creative and fun group of people made for an event that will not soon be paralleled.
To top it off, I will be speaking at the February 3, First Friday event at Wizard Academy!!! Keep your eyes peeled for more news coming this way.
Here are a few samples of the kind of music we created. Excuse the audio on these youtube videos as they were taken on an iphone without any special microphone.
Possibly the first instance of Record Scratching on a Violin – Use Seat Cushion for Floatation
In The Air – Featuring Shane Bogardus on Flute
Berkeley Grimball and the Rapgrass Invasion
Breathing – Adam Donmeyer on Solo Kazoo