November 9, 2017
Most people know me as a magical performer, but my real interest in the art form is writing new material and creating original stunning magic.
As a proud member of the Magic Circle I am often asked to help collaborate on other’s creative ideas, from developing new material to coaching/consulting on projects for fellow performers, from magicians to actors and other performance artists. My commitment to originality, collaboration and excellence is why I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
The first question I am often asked about my writing of new tricks is; “where do you get your ideas from?”. Well I must confess, they do not come easily. In fact I have to search for ideas often, and the creative process can be a torturous one indeed. From conversations from many other creatives and consultants I find this is a common problem. So I wanted to share a few thoughts here to help with those seeking ideas for a new project.
An expert with a packet of cards (even a borrowed & shuffled pack from his audience). He can make the impossible seem very possible.Matt Gowney, Editor, Yorinspired.com