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Let's Talk Off The Podium

The mission of this podcast is to create discussion on a variety of topics in music, culture, and arts. In my discussions there will be many questions, answers, comments, critique and ideas. For far too long many in the media, musicians, and artists from all backgrounds have been hesitant in their approach to criticism. As Wole Soyinka said, “The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.” Alongside my observations I will invite guests from a variety of artistic backgrounds to tell their story, ideas and perspective on all things in the world of music.

Hope you join me on this journey and raise awareness to topics that have been buried for decades.

Past guests include: Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington, Christian McBrideGeorge WalkerRobert Dick, Ian PaceMartin Bresnick, Project Trio bassist Peter Seymour, Andrey KasparovCraig Sheppard,  Adrienne AlbertJuan Maria SolareMarc YeatsMark Rowan-HullStanford ThompsonThe Villiers QuartetDr. Haig MardirosianFrances WilsonJames GardnerDaniel RosenboomSylvia HinzJoan Arnau Pàmies,  among others.

Dec 29, 2017

Episode 53 features violinist, founder and artistic director, David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet. In this podcast we discuss: the 50 for the future project, interest in chamber music in his youth, improvisation, inspiration to start a quartet, tradition, African composers, music education, interesting experiences on stage, advice to young musicians, personal stories, practicing and much more. He also answers questions from fans.

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Photo Credit: Jay Blakesberg

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