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Who is Carl Jacobson?

Carl Jacobson has had a long career in the music industry, focused on the empowerment of musicians. This gallery on Integral Naked is his first public showing as a visual artist.

Carl is currently the Marketing Director for Cakewalk, responsible for messaging, branding, and creative vision for their technology-leading music production applications worldwide.  In Carl's role at Cakewalk, he has been blessed to work with true icons of popular music including Ray Charles, George Clinton, Jon Anderson, and some of the world's leading technology companies such as Intel and Microsoft in bringing their solutions to the music industry.

Carl is regularly asked to speak on creativity, music, technology, and marketing. To that effect, he was recently spotlighted in Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi‘s new book "The Lovemarks Effect: Winning in the Consumer Revolution" (2006). This past April, he moderated a panel of some of the music industry‘s most successful producers and engineers at the ASCAP I Create Music Expo. Carl writes the Integral Music Blog at Microsoft‘s Crossfader.com, a web community aimed at professional and next generation digital artists. He has also written for or been interviewed by Computer Music, Electronic Musician, Keyboard, Music & Sound Retailer, Future Music, Post, Sound on Sound, and Wired.

As a visual artist, Carl‘s primary influences are Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Alex Grey, and M.C. Escher. He claims his biggest visual influences however, are the yarn paintings and beadwork of the Huichol Indians of Central Mexico and the sand paintings of the Tibetan Buddhists. He cites their vibrant colors and the spiritual symbolism as providing boundless inspiration.

Carl is also an accomplished musician who studied composition with film and TV composer Shawn Clement and music performance at the University of Massachusetts. Some of his notable credits include original music in the Artisan Entertainment film Greenmail starring Stephen Baldwin, and engineering credits for a member of the rock group Yes. Carl recently completed a track for the first Zaadz Visionary Music Compilation, a benefit album with proceeds going to Kiva, an organization that provides zero interest micro-loans to individuals in developing countries.

Carl currently has a music-themed TV series in development with a Hollywood producer and his work “Original Face” will be on display at the MicroCoSM Gallery from July 1st through September 1st. Carl‘s long term goal is to start a school for creative individuals of all types.

Carl regularly attends the Boston Ken Wilber Meet Up and it's sister group, the Boston Integral Business Group.

You can connect with Carl, see more of his art, and hear his music at a variety of places online

Zaadz: http://carljacobson.zaadz.com/
Personal Myspace Page: http://www.myspace.com/cultureofone
Myspace Music Page: http://www.myspace.com/cjader
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/carljacobson
Integral Music Blog @ Crossfader.com: http://www.crossfader.com/blogs.aspx?bid=5

Carl has appeared on Integral Naked:

A Culture of One7/2/2007

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