As an amateur songwriter and musician, one of my favorite interviews during SXSW this year was with Chris Sampson, a songwriting professor and Vice Dean for Contemporary Music at USC, who uses my books in his classroom. The whole interview is only available to Grammy Pro members, but there are some clips below.
I was too sick then to remember much of it, and too lazy now to write much about it, so I’ll let Omar Gallaga recap:
In his keynote presentation on Friday, local author and artist Austin Kleon tackled the big themes: death, creativity and, most importantly, “Has SXSW gotten too big? Is it over?” (…) In tackling the subject of SXSW’s growth, Kleon suggested making more human connections, sharing instead of self-promoting all the time… he suggested SXSW attendees stop chasing the new, next big thing and think about longevity, the creative work that will stand the test of time.
Here’s the video:
Here are sketchnotes of the talk by Eva-Lotta Lamm:
Thanks to Shawn O’Keefe and the SXSW gang for giving me the stage.
Photo above by Rodolfo Gonzalez