thecreativedestruction is a contemporary art collaborative founded in 2016 by CYJO and Timothy Archambault to support and promote art that is realized through an existential and experiential process of development. It's theoretical framework views tension and anxiety as one of many influential components of growth. thecreativedestruction is where art, innovation, and change converge to shape a new world of possibilities.
"Our mission is to embrace change, provoke thought, and foster creativity to help improve and evolve. We believe in the power of art to challenge, disrupt, and reshape the status quo. We are a collective of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and artistic disciplines-- believing that true creativity arises from the synthesis of various perspectives. We are committed to addressing critical issues through our work, sparking conversations, and challenging society to confront its shortcomings. While we champion the idea of creative destruction, we also emphasize the importance of balance, preserving what is meaningful and valuable while dismantling the obsolete."
A Miami-based architect and composer born in Connecticut, Timothy Archambault has since the ’90s developed a repertoire of early
20th-century Indigenous music, contemporary music by Indigenous composers, and traditional Canadian Algonquin flute songs, a number of which he recorded for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Archives in 2007. In 2006, Archambault was invited to perform at the inaugural “Classical Native” music festival at the museum alongside Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman, and nine other Indigenous
composers. He is a co-editor of the 2013 Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America, an invaluable introduction to the many Indigenous musics of the country, their practitioners, and their histories; a Hereditary Senator of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation;
a member of the Métis Nation of Quebec and the First Nations Composers Initiative; and co-founder, with CYJO, of thecreativedestruction.