14 - Get good at everything or work with others. A Solveig Whittle interview.


"I don't believe there is such a thing as a non-creative human being." - Solveig Whittle

"I don't believe there is such a thing as a non-creative human being." - Solveig Whittle

Solveig started as a programmer at AT&T moving on to eventually become a Windows product manager at Microsoft and now is a teacher and musician. Known now online for her work in the music marketing circles as well as her music she is  currently working on her third album.

 We talk about rock operas, music as performance art, how music and other creative work is like being in a startup, how writing music and writing software is similar and whether creativity can be taught or not. 

Hi and welcome to the 14 episode The Spark & The Art Podcast. I’m your host Tucker. 

This week is an interview with Solveig Whittle. Solveig started as a programmer at AT&T moving on to eventually become a Windows product manager at Microsoft and now is a teacher and musician. Known now online for her work in the music marketing circles as well as her music she is  currently working on her third album.

We talk about rock operas, music as performance art, how music and other creative work is like being in a startup, how writing music and writing software is similar and whether creativity can be taught or not. 

That’s a whole lot so I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed having the conversation. 

You can find Solveig online at SolveigWhittle.com and she is always gracious and friendly on twitter at @ShadesOfSolveig

Thanks for listening do you think of yourself as a creator or a builder? Is your creativity sparked more by pulling things out of thin air or by building out the ideas of others? Neither one is better than the other and we need both to get stuff done. I’d love to hear why you consider yourself one or the other. Please tweet me @SH_Tucker or leave me voicemail at 1-877-966-4886 I also accept animal impressions at that number but I have yet to get one. I’m a little disappointed. 

Thanks for listening and remember you won’t get the art without the work and you won’t do the work without the spark.  

 

Links to things we talk about:

Jason Webley

 

Bob Lefsetz

I Fight Dragons

Patreon

Molly Lewis

Jonathon Coulton 

Hatsune Miku - Holographic Singer

Ralph Murphy