23 episodes

What is the first thought that springs to mind when one thinks about creativity? Something about novel ideas or the imagination itself? Or maybe something else about innovation? Is a thing only creative when it is an effort of artistry? These are not simple questions. 
Join musician and philosopher Arthur Dove as he attempts to unravel this tangle of synonyms, prizing apart the creative thought process one word and one creative at a time. 

The Monopath Podcast Arthur Dove

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What is the first thought that springs to mind when one thinks about creativity? Something about novel ideas or the imagination itself? Or maybe something else about innovation? Is a thing only creative when it is an effort of artistry? These are not simple questions. 
Join musician and philosopher Arthur Dove as he attempts to unravel this tangle of synonyms, prizing apart the creative thought process one word and one creative at a time. 

    The Monopath Podcast #23 | Calum Whelan | Singing, Performance & Deja Entendu

    The Monopath Podcast #23 | Calum Whelan | Singing, Performance & Deja Entendu

    Calum is a singer and performer with over 20 years of experience in the music industry beginning as a chorister at Wakefield Cathedral Choir and eventually going on to study music performance at both Leeds College of Music and Wakefield College. Early in his career, Calum worked his way across Europe as part of a three-piece with residencies in Rome, Nice, Barcelona and currently is the host of an open mic night at Brick & Liquor, in his hometown of Wakefield and the frontman of Southwest Band, an award-winning function act.

    We spoke about development as a singer and a performer, motivation, confidence, comfort & risk, the purpose of creativity, anxiety & mental health, putting one's self in someone else's song, resisting fear, disincentives in the creative industry, time and money economy, respect & ego, emotions in art, singing lessons, theory and technique, warmups & breathing exercises, talent, different kinds of music, lyrics writing, unique questions singers are asked, the intimacy of singing and good songs with bad lyrics.

    Find Cal @Calumwhelanmusic, @SouthwestBand and @Brickandliquor 

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Monopath Podcast #22 | Catherine Herrin | Drumming & the Philosophy of Time

    The Monopath Podcast #22 | Catherine Herrin | Drumming & the Philosophy of Time

    Catherine is a PhD student at the UCL Institute of Education, London, where she is exploring concepts of mind, rhythm and rationality. In 2019 her collaboration with Professor Paul Standish, Displacing the one: dislocated thinking in HigherEducation was published by Routledge. It appears in the book Conversations on Embodiment across Higher Education. She also tutors English and drama and is an examiner for English Language.

    When she’s not playing with words, Catherine spends her time performing and teaching drums, which she started learning alongside her PhD. She lives with her jazz-musician-partner, Andrew Christie, in Bristol and an ever-growing collection of percussion instruments.

    We spoke about rhythm in philosophy, embodied time, linear & circular concepts of time, The Greek Gods, measurability, productivity & efficiency in education, dichotomies & misunderstandings, purpose & meaning, perfection, collaboration, Antonio Damasio, the trolley problem, creativity, education reform.

    Read Catherine's work @ Displacing the one: dislocated thinking in HigherEducation in Routledge. 

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Monopath Podcast #21 | Jess Bakes Vegan | Work, Taste & Cruelty Free Cupcakes

    The Monopath Podcast #21 | Jess Bakes Vegan | Work, Taste & Cruelty Free Cupcakes

    Jess is a self-taught baker and founder of Jess Bakes Vegan, a made-to-order baking business which specialises in vegan cupcakes and cookies. Jess has been a vegetarian for 18 years and a vegan since January 2020, has a degree in Fashion design with textiles and has worked as a garment technologist for Boohoo and New Look.

    Find Jess and order cupcakes, cookies and cakes @Jess.Bakes.Vegan

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Monopath Podcast #20 | Ed Heaton | Making Music with the Invisible Artist

    The Monopath Podcast #20 | Ed Heaton | Making Music with the Invisible Artist

    Ed is a songwriter, music producer and mix engineer based in Yorkshire, primarily working from his custom-built home studio The Coalrooms, Leeds. 

    With now 2 decades of industry experience behind him, Ed has worked with an eclectic range of artists, genres and styles throughout his career. From the avant-garde acoustic singer-songwriter Jon Gomm, to the electronic hip-hop of Fold to the explosive noise-rock of Narcs and back again. More recently, Ed co-founded Feel Good Music Publishing, a music licensing company specialising in music for sync.   

    We spoke about songs for sync, musical tastes, signature & style in music, the role of a producer, self-knowledge, novelty & familiarity in creativity, collaboration, trust, songwriting in music production, the purpose of a song, synaesthesia, writing to a brief, prosaic art, meaning in art, character & performance, validating taste, emotion in music, arts in education and the hope of youth.

    Find Ed @Edheatonproducer, on his website Edheatonproducer.com or as @Feelgoodmusicpublishing on Instagram or through their website Feelgoodmusicpublish ing.com.

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    The Monopath Podcast #19 | Honest Vocal Coach | Singing, Smoke & Mirrors

    The Monopath Podcast #19 | Honest Vocal Coach | Singing, Smoke & Mirrors

    Georgina is an expert vocal tutor, specialising in teaching children and young adults in singing and musical theatre. She has worked with the likes of The Saturdays for MTV, Natasha Hamilton of Atomic Kitten and on shows such as Just the Two of Us for the BBC, The Worst Witch for ITV and many more. Georgina is the founder of Vocaltutor, the UK’s largest vocal and singing tuition network, The New Foundry Studios and is well known for her reaction videos on Youtube.

    We spoke about vocal coaching and Youtube success, honesty in critique, live performance vs recorded, trends & sell-outs, polymaths, clickbait, style & substance, healthy data, entrepreneurialism in the arts, mindset, misleading motives, the myth of starting young, cultivating creativity, perfectionism, reality TV, the music industry, luck, what makes a good singer, common issues of voice.

    Find Georgina @Thehonestvocalcoach, her Youtube channel & on her website Thehonestvocalcoach.com 

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Monopath Podcast #18 | Rich Swift | Music, Metal and Magic Tricks

    The Monopath Podcast #18 | Rich Swift | Music, Metal and Magic Tricks

    Rich is a musician, multi-instrumentalist and the Level 3 course coordinator in Wakefield College's Music department teaching music performance, songwriting, aural perception, recording and composing for film. Rich writes and performs in ambient-pop duo KMRS and as the drummer of Trancend, a covers band specialising in rock reinterpretations of 90's dance anthems. 

    We spoke about taste in music, Bond songs, discovering new music, nature & nurture, algorithms in music, qualification in art, trusting your gut, realism in education, theory & experience, adapting to the modern world, defining creativity, critical skills for creatives, intrinsic motivation, guess the riff, self-awareness, home instruments, replication & mimicry, cover bands. 

    Find Rich's music @__KMRS__, @Trancend or play Guess the Riff. 

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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

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Darrenjnm ,

Great if you’re interred about the creative mind

I listen to podcasts a lot and what makes this one different is that it really gets into not just the creative process itself but the mindset of creative people, how they think and what they do. I recommend it to everyone.

billyboyo1 ,

Rather enjoyable

Really enjoying the podcast. I haven’t found another that takes this angle on creativity, it’s very interesting to hear different views on what they feel creativity is. Some great stories too 👍🏻👍🏻

WoodMTYEK ,

Really interesting!!

Great first episode and excited to hear the future episodes! Keep it up man!

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