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The Age of Casual Creativity with Mike Butera from Artiphon

Updated: Mar 11

This week, Artiphon Founder and CEO Dr Mike Butera joins Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore the world of music creation. The age of casual creativity is here!

Discover how Artiphon is embracing automation and immediate playability, giving everyone the power to create music. PhD and entrepreneur, Mike Butera, shares Artiphon’s mission to create new ways of making music with innovative instruments and screen based experiences. Explore how micro music allows users to add little moments of music and creativity in the nooks and crannies of our busy lives. Learn more about our brains on music and the benefits of musical expression performance, and creativity. Why do we make music? What does it mean to be creative? Find out on this week's episode.


1:33 What is Artiphon?

2:46 Elements of Music Making

5:35 Intention vs Motivation

12:03 Simplifying Steps to Music Making

17:00 How does music making benefit people?

24:30 Micro music and the music industry

28:20 Let's get sci-fi 🚀


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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.