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Jade Green (writer) and David Mackenzie (composer) delve deep into the creative process, speaking to a wide range of innovators, rule-breakers and experts to get to the root of what drives us as artists.

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Jade Green (writer) and David Mackenzie (composer) delve deep into the creative process, speaking to a wide range of innovators, rule-breakers and experts to get to the root of what drives us as artists.

    Listening to Your Inner Voice with Michael Beinhorn

    Listening to Your Inner Voice with Michael Beinhorn

    David sits down with renowned music producer, composer and writer Michael Beinhorn to discuss his unique approaches to collaboration and the creative process. Michael has worked with legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hole, and it’s an honour to have him on the show.David and Michael discuss:- The power of creative visualisation - Somatic techniques for approaching creative work- The uses of neurodivergence, and how ‘obsessive thinking’ can...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Power of Sound with Martin Coat & David Mackenzie

    The Power of Sound with Martin Coat & David Mackenzie

    Jade speaks to David and his collaborator Martin Coat about their Arts Council funded development project ‘MonoMyth’. Martin and David set out to deconstruct sound, from its physical qualities to its effect on brain waves. We discuss:- How to approach research and set an intention for a large project- The impact of our sonic environment on mental and physical health- Uses of the human voice- How sound can be used for healingTo close the episode we will share one of the pieces Martin and David...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    What is 'Tone'?

    What is 'Tone'?

    Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence in media.David and Jade attempt to break down the elusive concept of ‘tone’. They discuss the balance of light and dark in HBO's Succession, the role of intention in the writing process, and the rapey vibes of Poor Things. You can read Jade’s review of Poor Things here: Men explain sexual liberation to me in 'Poor Things'Music and production by David MackenzieFOLLOW AND SUPPORT USBuy us a coffeeFind us on socials:Twitter Instagram Faceb...

    • 28 min
    Representing Trans Stories with Miles Borrero

    Representing Trans Stories with Miles Borrero

    Jade chats to writer and yoga teacher Miles Borrero about publishing his memoir Beautiful Monster: A Becoming, and the importance of seeing positive trans stories in media and literature.Throughout his many lives, Miles Borrero has survived fronting a Latin rock band, riding horses competitively, acting on various stages across the US, and nannying a six-year-old. He has been Catholic, Jewish, and a frequent guest at Krishna’s house, and has lived life as a boy, a girl, a woman, a man, and so...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Breaking the Cycle of Bullsh*t

    Breaking the Cycle of Bullsh*t

    How do we figure out the path we are meant to be on, rather than the path chosen for us by others? David and Jade ‘do a funny one’, rambling chaotically about marriage, babies, and the miserable reality of ‘cool jobs’. Merry Christmas! Tell us about your own indoctrination by emailing pivotalslice@gmail.com.If this episode resonated with you, and you need some guidance around getting off ‘auto-pilot’, our hosts offer coaching services.Book coaching with DavidBook coaching with JadeM...

    • 36 min
    How to Value Yourself with Christina Hennemann

    How to Value Yourself with Christina Hennemann

    Christina was thrilled when she learned she had won a prize for her poetry, and the chance to publish a book. But she quickly noticed red flags as she was communicating with the editor in charge of her work – and things only got worse from there.Jade chats to Christina about the importance of valuing yourself and listening to intuition while navigating the world of publishing, and beyond. Christina Hennemann (she/her) is a poet and prose writer based in Ireland. She’s a recipient of the ...

    • 49 min

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