Music Talks

Episode 61 - Roy Sharples - Creativity Without Frontiers

January 26, 2022 Terry Smith Season 4 Episode 2
Music Talks
Episode 61 - Roy Sharples - Creativity Without Frontiers
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My guest today is Roy Sharples, the Founder and CEO of Unknown Origins whose mission is to build a better future by “saving the world from unoriginality by unleashing the power of creativity”. 

When you start a company with as bold and inspiring a mission as that you must have strong views and a real belief in them. Roy shares a lot of those views and thoughts during our conversation and whilst I don’t necessarily agree with everything, he says to his immense credit he’s never anything less than thought provoking.

I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and got real insight and inspiration from it. I hope the same will be true for you.  

If you want to dig deeper into Roy’s thinking, then last year he published a book which is the title of the episode ‘Creativity Without Frontiers’. It’s available here: 

Creativity Without Frontiers: How to make the invisible visible by lighting the way into the future: Sharples, Roy S: 9781736568606: Books

but as we discuss in the episode, visiting your local independent bookshop might be preferable 😊

Also try and take a look at Unknown Origins | Creative Design Studio | Unleash The Power Of Creativity

It was no surprise that Roy’s selections were wide and varied and included music from two film soundtracks. His selections were: 

·        70’s      Walk On the Wild Side                                            Lou Reed 

·        80’s      What Difference Does It Make?                        The Smiths 

·        90’s      Fade Into You                                                                 Mazzy Star

·        00’s      Comptine d’un autre été, l’apres-midi             Yann Tiersen 

·        10’s      King And Lionheart                                                     Of Monsters and Men 

·        20’s      No Time To Die                                                               Billie Eilish 


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Intro & Background
70's - Walk On the Wild Side - Lou Reed
80's - What Difference Does It Make? - The Smiths
90's - Fade Into You - Mazzy Starr
00's - Comptine d'un autre ete, l'apres-midi - Yann Tiersen
10's - King And Lionheart - Of Monsters and Men
20's - No Time To Die - Billie Eilish
Final Thoughts (and hanging with Johnnny Marr!)