This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer and musician Matthew Evan Taylor. We explore his piece "Lamentation for the Fallen" from the Say Their Names album: a musical reactions to 7 days of unrest in the name of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and countless other murdered black men and women.
This episode on The Process I talk with acoustic and acousmatic composer Jon Fielder. He explains His acousmatic piece "Think" and defines "Post-Kurplunketyplunk-neo-modernism" for us. Jon opines that regardless of the scale of success, people are listening and people do care.
This episode on The Process I talk with “one-woman dynamo” (Boston Globe) Maria Finkelmeier: percussionist, composer, public artist, educator, and arts entrepreneur. She explains her definition of success and striving for balance in the creative lifestyle. Also we hear the track "Necklace of Cosmic Rays" from her Blink Cincinnati piece Rumble at the Roebling Bridge with Brave Berlin and Vincent Lighting Systems!
This episode on The Process I talk with artist Michael Drews about The Creative Cogitations. Micheal explains that the creative medium only matters if it becomes a barrier for creating. Micheal describes how closely linked his creativity is to his life and well being.
This episode on The Process I talk with artist Michael Drews about his pieces "Death of the Mechanical Man" and "End Times." He shares his love of guitar and its usefulness in the creative process. He explains the huge undertaking it was to compose, film, and then produce a final performance of "Death of the Mechanical Man" in the Indianapolis Market Catacombs.
This episode on The Process I talk with artist Michael Drews about his piece for electronics and synths "Pliskin." He shares his method to avoid technical distractions and explains the idea of performance and its connection to "finishing" a particular piece or cementing it as a formal idea.
This episode on The Process I talk with composer and violinist Robin Cox about the creative cogitations. He shares his ideas about the primal nature of the creative process. He also discuses the differences and similarities between deadlines and outcomes. Robin explains the idea of creating concert music and it’s connection to today’s culture through collaboration with other composer, musicians, and artist’s of other mediums.
This episode on The Process I talk with composer and violinist Robin Cox. He shares his music and the creative process behind its creation. He explains his use of chance and performance improvisation in his piece "Square Feat." He also discuses the 3rd movement of "Faster than That" and how it challenges traditional western ideas of tonality, rhythm and cadences.
This episode on The Process I talk with Composer and Violinist Robin Cox. He shares his music and the creative process behind its creation. He explains his use of several instruments, other than the violin, are key in his creative output. He confesses that deadlines are often the best motivators for completing creative ideas.