Harmony and Culture
The Fusion Experience is a 90-minute event that explores a dilemma facing many business organisations today: how to maintain corporate hierarchy and strategic alignment, while fostering creativity and individual responsibility.
These issues are represented by two contrasting musical cultures: classical and jazz. The classical culture is represented by a string quartet: a formalised musical group, realising a composer’s intentions through technical precision, careful preparation and superlative performance. The jazz culture is represented by a jazz quartet: four individuals engaged in a spontaneous musical dialogue around a common theme, embracing experimentation and risk-taking to engender a rich flow of creative ideas.
Using a series of carefully crafted exercises in which the two quartets perform both individually and together, the Fusion Experience asks:
- How are these two cultures similar and how are they different?
- How can they co-exist, collaborate and enhance one another?
- How can business organisations learn from both cultures?