I just read an interview with Daniel Lanois (who has produced a pile of good and great records including Dylan's Time Out of Mind, U2's The Unforgettable Fire and Joshua Tree, and Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris). I like some of his thoughts about recording and collaboration.
Best collaboration idea:
Lanois talks about collaborating with Brian Eno: one of them sits down at the mixing desk and gets a rough mix together in 20 min, then the other guy sits down and starts where the other left off.*
I like that they build a process in which they respond to and work from each other's ideas.
Christa has a friend that she paints with -- they either start with two canvasses and switch part way through, or both work on the same canvas.
I cowrite songs periodically, but tend to feel pretty vulnerable during the early part of the creative process.
How do you collaborate?
Read the full interview at: