Look at your corporation, your organization, yourself. So many people have found creative expression, non-professionally, through music, dance, poetry and prose, art and design, etc. What if these folks were all invited to create powerful professional quality performances working together, collaboratively? 


“Unlock your creative potential through music and apply it everywhere... Learn how to perform in the moment and how to improvise. Learn to trust your team, heighten your awareness of group dynamics, and increase your leadership capacities.”
— Ben Schwendener, creator and director

“The feeling of getting the chance to do something you’ve always wished you could is finally realized. The thrill of making music is made even sweeter by the new dynamic of this strong group that you become a part of in every sense of the word.”

— David Vos, Television producer/director and former OIE participant

What is it?
The Organic Innovation Ensemble (OIE) brings people together to create powerful performances. Immersion in the performing arts infuses creative energy, innovation, and original thinking into corporate cultures. The OIE is designed to improve collaborative skills through the organic process of creating high quality original musical performances.

How does it work?
First, musical skills of any level are identified among participants. Anyone who plays an instrument or sings can utilize their existing skills. Non-musicians may participate through elements of spoken
word, dance, visual arts, or another form of artisticexpression. The staff then selects, composes,
and arranges music customized for the unique orchestration of the group.

Who is it for?
Anyone. Our ‘begin anywhere’ process makes it possible for anyone to explore their innate creativity regardless of prior experience. OIE’s workshops are for those who want to understand and experience how the creative process leads to greater openness and original thinking in business, technology, products, and services.

Where does it take place?
We’ll spend 11 hours together, at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We will meet for 90-minutes on Tuesdays from January 15 to February 19, 2019. The final concert (on Feb 19) is the culmination of an OIE project and is open to anyone.

Why should someone do this?
Having a flexible, creative mindset allows one to evaluate ideas on a higher level and consider new possibilities. Creating and delivering delightful products to customers is experientially the same as creating performances that delight audiences. It is a clear path to revealing original products, services, and new ways of doing business.

Offered by Gravity Arts, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to customized education in creativity and the arts.

Please visit the Organic Innovation Ensemble website for more information and to register.


Tuesdays 6:30–8pm, January 15 - February 19, 2019

Special inaugural pricing: $450 for 6-week session

To register, please click HERE

For more information, please contact:

Ben Schwendener at