David Bowie’s Verbasizer in “Inspirations” (1997)

David Bowie appeared in a 1997 documentary film called “Inspirations” directed by Michael Apted, which features many artists discussing their creative processes. Bowie’s approach to lyrics during this period was quite interesting. With a friend, he developed a computer program called the “Verbasizer” that would, after entering a series of sentences, reorder the words to generate random phrases that Bowie used as lyrical inspiration.

Although Bowie’s musical output at this time in his career wasn’t necessarily his best (in my opinion), his different approaches to the creative process are always quite fascinating.

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