Harmonics of Innovation

Part of: The Red October: Discovery of an Island


Garrick Jones, professor, musician and businessman will explore of the roots of innovation in musical genius – with particular reference to the studios and practices of Bach, Miles Davis and George Russell, Cornelius Cardew and Johnny Rotten.

Garrick Jones is an academic, businessman and musician based in London. He crosses over a number of domains – he is Senior Research Fellow (Institute of Social Psychology) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a Senior Lecturer of Industrial Design & Engineering (IDE) at the Royal College of Art & Design (RCA) and a partner of the Ludic Group, a Strategic Business Design group.

He is actively involved in negotiating the social spaces between the commercial and academic worlds. His clients include many of the world’s top organizations and governments. Garrick is particularly experienced in developing innovation strategies using collaborative learning and design methods.

As a composer his music has been performed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, Barbican, London and Camden Arts Centre, London. A core component of his research is the use of visualization techniques for decision-support, research and innovation purposes – in particular purposeful exchange between the Arts and the Sciences.