Published Sep 26, 2014It's been three years since Neon Indian released his sophomore album Era Extraña, but the musician (real name Alan Palomo) hasn't stopped creating. He built a synthesizer, directed a short film, collaborated with the Flaming Lips and his latest project arrives in the form of a TED Talk.
His 15-minute speech tackles the pros and cons of solo creation versus collaboration. He uses Neon Indian as his example of creativity and poses the question: "If your inspiration comes from an inner monologue or an open dialogue, does either one make it any less original an expression?"
Watch him discuss the changing creative process from Kubrick to SoundCloud in the footage below.