In this episode, Stephen interviews Colorado artist Dave Wilton of the music group Loudharp. Dave is a producer, recording engineer and also writes and performs under the name A Boy & his kite. His music has appeared in major releases such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and the upcoming independent, award-winning film The Remnant.
Linnea Spransy is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. Since graduating from Yale University in 2001 with an MFA in painting, her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Internationally. Linnea maps out her compositions using intricate systems to explore the relationships between limitation and freedom. Her drawings and paintings coalesce a voracious interest in science, philosophy and theology.
In this episode, Stephen converses with Scottish artist Sarah Deshields of the band Broadcast Safe. Sarah is a photographer, a visual artist, singer/songwriter and co-founder of the Elysian Arts Collective in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stephen and Sarah discuss contemplation, her band's new album and and what it means to be a working artist, wife and mother.
This episode is a conversation with author Ken Wytsma discussing elements of his book, "Create vs. Copy: Embrace Change, Ignite Creativity, Break Through With Imagination. Host Stephen Roach talks with Ken about individualism and community, the importance of imagination and purposeful creativity within the community of faith. You can find out more about Ken Wytsma at: www.kenwytsma.com
In this episode, members of the cinematic orchestra, Songs of Water discuss the beauty and the difficulties of creative collaboration. The discussion centers around reflections on their creative process in making the album Stars & Dust. Throughout the episode, the band shares songs and snippets of the developmental stages of their works in progress. You can find out more about Songs of Water at www.songsofwater.com
In this episode, Stephen catches up with songwriter/composer Jonny Rodgers of Cindertalk and discusses the creative process in writing music for film. Cindertalk composes using tuned wine glasses combined with acoustic and electronic instrumentation. He recently composed the soundtrack for The Fourth Line Films release, "The Psalms" featuring Bono and Eugene Peterson. Cindertalk has collaborated with a number of artists such as Son Lux, Shara Warden of My Brightest Diamond as well as contributed to music for the movie, The Brother's Bloom. You can find out more about Cindertalk at: http://www.cindertalk.com You can read the blog mentioned in this episode at: http://www.stephenroach.org
Art is an extension of the artist. The environments we create affect our relationship to the world around us. From the beginning of the Genesis story on, humanity has been invited to collaborate with the Spirit of God in establishing environments of beauty and justice on the earth. In this keynote, Stephen discusses how these elements share an important interactive relationship and how as artists, we can assist in establishing beauty and justice in our lives. You can see the film documentary "For The Love Of" mentioned at the beginning of this episode here.
This is an excerpt from a larger work on discovering our authentic voice. In this keynote, Stephen discusses the spiritual dimensions of our concepts of originality, imitation and comparison. This episode is a short primer on the paradox of the Christian notion of originality.
In this keynote, Stephen Roach gives the foundational heart and philosophy behind what has since grown into The Breath & The Clay creative arts movement. Drawing from the Creation narratives in Genesis 1 & 2, Stephen shows that creativity is the birthright of human beings and is essential to experience the fullness of life.
Ray Hughes is a poet, storyteller, author and dreamer of dreams. His keynote on Accessing Limitless Creativity encourages artists to connect to the heart and source of all creativity. You can find out more about Ray's adventures at selahministries.com
"Strange as it may seem, beauty still needs to be defended. In the history of the West, beauty has played the role of Cinderella to her sisters, goodness and truth." In this talk, author Gregory Wolfe dignifies the role of beauty as an agent for expressing truth.
The stories of our lives become the roadmaps for those coming along behind us.
"If you viewed your life as a story, what might you choose to do differently?" In this talk, Stephen Roach shares how we can overcome discouragement and disappointment to walk more fully in the storyline we want our lives to tell.
Author Emily P. Freeman discusses how we can overcome fear and find the courage to cultivate creativity in our everyday experiences. Recorded Live at The Breath & the Clay creative arts gathering. Catch up with emily at: emilypfreeman.com