This episode on "The Process" I talk with Anthony Donofrio. We listen to "XIII" performed at the BGSU New Music Festival, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. Anthony and I discuss talent vs hard work, patience, and the perils of composition Icons.
This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer, performer, and social justice artist Anthony R. Green. We listen to his work "The Gettysburg Address" performed by The Playground Ensemble at the University of Colorado Boulder. Anthony and I discuss making informed compositional responses, New Music stereotypes, and the need for "True Community" among new and experimental music creators and musicians.
This episode on "The Process" I talk with “new music ninja” Jessica Rudman. We listen to her work "A Forest that is a Desert III" performed at the Choral Arts Initiative with text by Kendra Preston Leonard. Jessica and I discuss text setting, choral writing, and the importance of voice and perspective for aspiring creatives.
This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan VanHassel. We listen to his work "Epidermis" from Transient Canvases' "Wired" album release. Dan and I discuss sampling, working with noise, and the magic of live performance.
This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer/musician/poet Tim Hall. We listen to his work "Dad Did" performed by Tim Hall, Chris Hamlin, Danny Moreno, at Sofar Boston. Tim and I discuss systemic oppression, inspiration, and refining the creative process.
This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer Greg Nahabedian. We listen to their piece "Feathers in My Spokes" performed by Hypercube. Greg and I discuss Minor Threat, Tony Soprano in therapy, and the role of narrative and storytelling in the creative process.
This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer Curtis K Hughes. We listen to his piece "Merger" performed by Sentinent Robots (Ben Baker and Bri Tagliaferro). Curtis and I discuss Day Jobs, Introversion, and performers interpretation as an integral part of the create process.
This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer Marti Epstein. We listen to her piece "Komorebi" performed by Winsor Music: Gabriela Diaz, violin; Rane Moore, clarinet; Peggy Pearson, oboe. Marti shares her thoughts on virtuosity in music and the primal urge to create.
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.