The Process: a podcast about creativity and experimental music.
Robert McClure - NOT the Simon Cowell of Judging Talent

Robert McClure - NOT the Simon Cowell of Judging Talent

May 14, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with Robert McClure. We listen to Flora (2020) for alto and tenor saxophones. Written for and recorded by the Decho Ensemble. We talk about our favorite stage of the creative process and "picking yourself back up," when facing adversity.

Forbes Graham -  Form First

Forbes Graham - Form First

April 30, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with Forbes Graham. We listen to “Crossing” for String Quartet performed by The Overlook - String Quartet. We talk about starting with form in the creative process and sovereignty over ones creative work.

Stefanie Lubkowski - Cicada Music

Stefanie Lubkowski - Cicada Music

April 16, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with Boston-based composer Stefanie Lubkowski. We listen to "Right now, in a second" for bass clarinet, 5-octave marimba, and snare drum commissioned by Transient Canvas and recorded in 2019 for their 3rd album. Stefanie and I talk sonic relationships, silence, and horror films.

Violet Nox - Whispering Galaxy

Violet Nox - Whispering Galaxy

April 1, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with Boston based, electronic-experimental, dark ambient, sonic cosmic, drone project Violet Nox. We listen to "Haumea" from their upcoming release 4/9/21 “Whispering Galaxy” on Infinity Vine Records. Dez, Andrew, Fen and I talk inspiration, creating as a collaborative member, and audience feedback.

Steven Kemper - The Music of Passing Cars

Steven Kemper - The Music of Passing Cars

March 19, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with music technologist, composer, and instrument designer Steven Kemper.  we listen to "Boyle Heights (Rhythmanalysis II)" performed by percussionist Mike Truesdell. Steve and I talk sound walks, field recordings, and how the tools can inform the process and ones creative output.

Erin Rogers - The View, Hall & Oats, and Creative Fertility

Erin Rogers - The View, Hall & Oats, and Creative Fertility

March 5, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with composer and saxophonist/performer Erin Rogers.  We listen to "On View" performed by the Kamratōn ensemble.  Erin and I talk improvisation, musical instincts, and maintaining the fertility of a creative idea.

Lisa Neher - My Bonnie Lies Down by the Riverside

Lisa Neher - My Bonnie Lies Down by the Riverside

February 19, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with mezzo-soprano, composer, and actress Lisa Neher.  We listen to "American Waters" form the Of Wind and Waves EP. Lisa and I discuss identity, interpretation, and writing music for specific musicians/performers.

Joseph Bohigian - The Journey of an Armenian/American Composer

Joseph Bohigian - The Journey of an Armenian/American Composer

February 5, 2021

This episode on "The Process" I talk with Armenian/American Composer Joseph Bohigian.  We listen to "The Water Has Found Its Crack." Joseph and I discuss Identity, isolation, and the importance of others in the creative process.

Anthony Donofrio - Patience Music

Anthony Donofrio - Patience Music

November 20, 2020

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.

Anthony R. Green - True Community

Anthony R. Green - True Community

November 6, 2020

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. 

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