EP: 058 – Being a improvisational DIY performer, musician, and artist with Rob Flax

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On this episode, Jon hangs out with artist, musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and educator, Rob Flax. Jon met Rob in late August during the CD Baby DIY Musician’s Conference that came through Nashville. Rob played a couple sets at some of the conference afterparties, and showcased an improvisational style of performance that interacted with the audience. It was fun to watch, and Jon decided he wanted to dig in more over a podcast conversation.

This is episode 4 out of a series of 5 episodes recorded around the DIY Musician’s Conference. Rob and Jon talk about:

• Building a career around being a DIY musician and artist

• How new models for media and business have changed the way music is made, marketed, and shared

• Rob’s unique style of performance art and improvisational musicianship

• How Rob approaches education and teaching others to become great musicians

• Rob’s concept of “COGIAD”

• The concept of “Orchestrating for cognition” that Rob learned from one of his teachers

• The importance of music education on your brain and intellect

• The impact of artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Reggie Watts, Stevie Wonder, John Hartford, among others

Check out the new record “Distractible Boy” by Rob Flax available now via his website, as well as all the major outlets where music is available these days:

http://robflax.com
Rob Flax on Facebook
Twitter: @robflax
Instagram: @robflax
Snapchat: @robflaxmusic

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About the author, Jon

Jon Stinson is the host of The Modern Recordist Podcast. A native of Nashville, TN (a rare thing these days), he has been working as a producer and audio engineer since 2004. Some of his album credits include work on the album "Only By The Night" by Kings Of Leon, and the album "The Fall," by Norah Jones.

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