What the Heck Is Creative Response?

The Creative Climate / Episode 1


Host Perry Serpa engages in an epic mind-meld with author Antonino D’Ambrosio, responsible for the veritable bible of creative response (and its accompanying documentary), Let Fury Have the Hour.

This, the debut episode, the one with the creaky floorboards and the leaky pipes, finds its way first with an engaging interview, conducted by Yours Truly, with paisan Antonino D’Ambrosio. Antonino, most recently undertaking documentaries on folks like Frank Serpico and Roberta Flack- just to give you an idea the range of his obsessions- is probably best known for his book, and then film, Let Fury Have The Hour, a veritable bible about the concept of Creative Response, having used the prolific activism of Joe Strummer as its springboard of inspiration. Fury digs in, boasting face time with the likes of Wayne Kramer, Billy Bragg, Eve Ensler, Tom Morello, Ian MacKaye and many other brave and bold folks talkin’ about the Reagan Years and Woody Guthrie and all clenched fists in between. We get the full monty from Antonino about the importance of Creative Response as he somehow draws threads between the printing press and Mexican Futbol. Go figure

Our One Question Questionnaire is dominated by the music makers this time with chime-ins from Aussie singer/songwriter/activist, Ben Lee, NYC musicians Eli Musser and David Mosey, and songwriter/actress/playwright, Rebecca Hart

The very first Hottest On Record segment is a beautiful, ethereal song by our friend, River Hooks called “Mountain,” from her forthcoming EP, “11:11,” due out on October 16th. And meanwhile, Par Neiberger’s Audio Atlas segment features outtakes from his Climate Control Projects Playlist, “West African Griots and Legends” and culminates in an informative chat with Hannah Armstrong, Consultant with the International Crisis Group.

-- Perry Serpa, host