Intro to Masks

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I’m coming to the realization that the great majority of my darker moments stem from the feeling that I am not “seen,” and a fear that I may not ever be. And really, my biggest motivators for creativity are wrapped up in the same roots. Of course, I don’t mean literally “seen,” but that ache […]

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Mushroom and Leek Ramen

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It seems like it’s maybe about time for another On Brand, Off Medium post… I’m a professional musician, but I really try to practice what I preach with creative exploration, comfort zone expansion, etc. Cooking is one of my favorite ways to flex my creativity outside of my professional medium. And lately, I’m especially interested […]

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Artifice Ep. 75: Kristen Bromley

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Listen to Episode 75: Apple Podcasts – Spotify – Stitcher – Soundcloud Dr. Kristen R. Bromley is a gifted and sought-after instructor, as well as a loved performer and composer. In addition to teaching guitar and jazz studies courses, and ensembles, at Brigham Young University, and directing the BYU Jazz Legacy Band, Dr. Bromley works as a professional arranging/composing, performing, and […]

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Artifice Ep. 74: Rachel Hedman

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Listen to Episode 74: Apple Podcasts – Spotify – Stitcher – Soundcloud Rachel Hedman competed in storytelling as a sophomore high schooler in 1994. Everything went wrong with her first telling, and she considered quitting. By senior year, she received 5th in State (Wisconsin) for Storytelling. Rachel launched the BYU Storytelling Club as a freshman; it earned the Service Award. She […]

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Artifice Ep. 73: Nic Maughan

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Listen to Episode 73: Apple Podcasts – Spotify – Stitcher – Soundcloud As a collaborative pianist, I’m stoked by opportunities to experiment, adapt, and communicate with all kinds of people, connecting musicians, performers, and audiences as they experience music together. My musical training required countless hours spent studying scales and scores in isolated rooms where my only companions were pianos and […]

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