The Ghost in the Song: Songwriting as Discovery

Song is an art form that is memorialized in a moment, draws on threads from the past, and grows in power as its message resonates through the future. Join Joe Henry — singer, songwriter, producer, and poet — as he examines how the process of songwriting has everything to do with discovery: discovering the past, discovering tradition, discovering influences, and discovering circumstance. Learn how an act as solitary as songwriting can transform into a hit song that has the crowd singing along.

Speakers: Joe Henry
Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: Arts

Meet Shimon, the marimba-playing robot that can improvise with fluency and skill exceeding that of most professional... See more
2017 Harman Eisner Artist in Residence Jeff Koons and entertainment industry titan and former Walt Disney Company... See more
Welcome from David G. Bradley and Walter Isaacson A Conversation on the Future with Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots... See more
Are you woke? The Afternoon Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading young poets, Jookin’ innovator Lil... See more
The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more
We need an unprecedented nature of innovation if we are to address the challenges of our time. Traditional innovation... See more

Pages