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Musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song.

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Musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song.

    WHALES, BREATH AND BEING: James Nestor inspires Lowland Hum to create a song about Freediving

    WHALES, BREATH AND BEING: James Nestor inspires Lowland Hum to create a song about Freediving

    Podsongs is the unique podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song. This episode, with writer James Nestor and the musical duo Lowland Hum, covers an expansive range of topics including the significant roles of breathing in enhancing both physical and mental health as advocated by Nestor, the creative and transformative journey of artists, and the deep intricacies of interviewing and engaging with diverse subjects. Detailed explorations include a breathing experiment led by Dr. Jayakar Nayak at Stanford exploring nasal versus mouth breathing, the attempt to communicate with marine animals through AI, and the concept of creating inclusive and meaningful retreats and musical experiences. The discussions provide rich insights into the interconnectedness of creativity, wellness, and scientific exploration, emphasizing the power of breathing and genuine engagement in fostering artistic expression and deeper understanding across various disciplines.



    https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/

    www.lowlandhum.com


    00:00 Welcome to Podsongs: Introducing James Nestor and Lowland Hum

    00:27 Musical Connections and Collaborations

    01:50 The Evolution of Lowland Hum's Sound

    02:52 Recording Challenges and Creative Processes

    09:43 The Art of Album Covers with Lauren Goins

    10:12 The Realities of Touring and Creative Tensions

    15:36 Exploring the Impact of Breathing on Health and Creativity

    23:53 James Nestor Joins the Conversation

    37:40 The Journey of Writing 'Breath'

    42:29 Creative Processes and Collaborative Dynamics

    49:49 The Paradox of Confidence and Insecurity in Creativity

    50:25 The Privilege and Pressure of Artistic Creation

    51:19 The Impact of Expectations on Art and Performance

    55:03 Navigating the Challenges of Travel and Work-Life Balance

    01:17:38 Exploring the Depths of Human and Animal Communication

    01:27:28 The Universal Language of Breathing

    01:29:34 Creating Unique Musical Experiences

    01:36:31 The Power of Intergenerational Connections and Legacy



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    • 1 u. 45 min.
    FROM CONVERSATION TO COMPOSITION: Steve Erickson and musician Aidan Baker on Art and Experimentation

    FROM CONVERSATION TO COMPOSITION: Steve Erickson and musician Aidan Baker on Art and Experimentation

    In the 149th episode of Podsongs, we're honoured to feature the legendary writer Steve Erickson and Canadian musician Aidan Baker, part of the ambient/experimental music duo Nadja. They delve into the origins of Baker's musical journey, the essence of creating music across different genres, and the collaborative dynamics within Nadja. Erickson and Baker touch upon the evolving landscapes of politics, culture, and the inherent challenges and inspirations for artists. The conversation traverses the complexities of identity, the impact of global shifts on artistic expression, and the pursuit of creativity amidst a changing world. This engaging exchange not only offers insights into the respective crafts of Erickson and Baker but also serves as an inspiration for a new piece of music capturing the nuanced conversation around creativity, cultural shifts, and the undying pursuit of artistic authenticity.

     

    https://www.steveerickson.org/

    https://brokenspineprods.wordpress.com/

     

    00:00 Welcome to Podsongs: Introducing Aidan Baker

    00:19 Exploring Aidan Baker's Musical Journey

    01:53 The Creative Process and Evolution of Music

    02:55 Aidan Baker: The Multi-Instrumentalist

    03:44 Collaborative Projects and the Birth of Nadja

    05:07 Inspirations and Influences: From Music to Literature

    05:27 Steve Erickson: A Unique Voice in Literature

    06:47 Exploring the Works of Steve Erickson

    08:02 Aidan Baker's Reading Habits and Inspirations

    12:10 The Changing Landscapes of Berlin and Personal Reflections

    16:48 Touring, Festivals, and Fan Interactions

    21:42 Creative Ventures: From Soundtracks to Video Games

    24:29 Setting the Stage for Steve Erickson's Arrival

    30:00 Navigating the High Costs of Artistic Life in Toronto

    30:23 Political Shifts and the Blurring Lines Between Left and Right

    31:59 The Unique Political Situation of Expatriates

    32:51 Exploring the Meditative Qualities of Music

    36:11 The Challenges and Rewards of Creating Video Game Soundtracks

    41:42 The Impact of Political Climate on Creative Processes

    46:53 Seeking Refuge and Creative Inspiration Abroad

    50:21 Discussing the Dynamics of European Politics

    55:12 The Role of Art and Music in Times of Political Turmoil

    01:11:20 Reflecting on Canadian Identity and Political Landscape


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    • 1 u. 29 min.
    BETWEEN THE NOTES: The Art of Storytelling with Music and Podcasts w/ Jad Abumrad & Brandon Kinder

    BETWEEN THE NOTES: The Art of Storytelling with Music and Podcasts w/ Jad Abumrad & Brandon Kinder

    In a compelling exploration of art and creativity, this interview brings together insights from conversations with Jad Abumrad, co-founder of Radiolab, and musician Brandon Kinder. It traverses Abumrad and Kinder's personal creative journeys, highlighting their transitions in the music industry, from band dynamics to solo projects, and the impact of experimental influences. Abumrad delves into the challenges of storytelling within traditional and innovative formats, expressing a desire to break free from neat narratives to embrace a more chaotic, truthful representation of reality. He also reflects on his journey from curiosity to leading a new wave of curiosity-driven content, aiming to blend storytelling with societal utility. Themes of authenticity, the struggle with creative blocks, and the fusion of documentary elements with music are discussed, aiming to create unique auditory experiences that transcend conventional boundaries. The dialogue concludes with a look into the future of storytelling and music, underscoring the importance of innovation and accessibility in pursuing societal benefits through art.



    Jad Abumrad: http://jadabumrad.com/

    Brandon Kinder: https://www.thewealthywest.com/




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    • 1 u. 44 min.
    PURE POETRY: Naomi Shihab Nye & Peter Mulvey discuss the most perfect artform

    PURE POETRY: Naomi Shihab Nye & Peter Mulvey discuss the most perfect artform

    In an engaging dialogue, musician Peter Mulvey is inspired to create a new song after talking with poet Naomi Shehab Nye and exploring the profound impact of art, poetry, and music on human connection. They reflect on their personal experiences, discussing the role of these artistic forms in creating and strengthening bonds between individuals. Highlighting the works of Emily Dickinson and Lorine Niedecker, among others, the conversation underlines the importance of allowing art to transcend definitions and speak directly to the heart. Stories of personal anguish, the quest for originality, and the legacy of past artists underscore the dialogue, emphasizing art's power to resonate on both personal and universal levels. The session reinforces the notion that art and poetry should be accessible, inviting listeners to experience them intuitively rather than analytically. Through personal anecdotes and a shared passion for creativity, the speakers inspire a resolve to continue exploring and contributing to the vast world of artistic expression.


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    • 1 u. 43 min.
    CO-ACCIDENTAL CREATION: Artist Dave McKean and pianist Stefano Bollani converse through creativity

    CO-ACCIDENTAL CREATION: Artist Dave McKean and pianist Stefano Bollani converse through creativity

    Join renowned artist, Dave McKean, and Italian pianist, Stefano Bollani for an enlightening conversation on Podsongs covering their shared interests in art, jazz, and literature. The two creatives explore the intricacies of music creation and appreciation. Insights include their artistic journeys, perspectives on music education, experiences with film scores, the impact of regional dialects on music, and their love for various music styles such as jazz and Brazil's Bossa Nova. Personal stories of inspirations, challenges, and the magic of matching music to films make it a must-watch for arts and music enthusiasts. A perfect blend of shared passion, engaging creativity, and intellectual conversation on the convergence of art and music, which results in the creation of a new song by Dave McKean called 'Coincidentals'.

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    LYRICS to 'Coincidentals' by Dave McKean:

    His assistants busy themselves
    Fetching scissors and coloured papers
    Mixing hues of different flavours
    Painting blues and greens and purples
    Cutting stars and squares and circles
    Beginning the journey
    Through a thicket of collage and texture and bread and
    circuses
    From his bed he considers the surfaces
    He remembers his voyages
    And he watches
    Henri watches
    Henri’s body is bed bound
    But his mind isn’t even earthbound
    He cuts into the form of a figure
    He places it next to another
    Improvisation,
    No turning back, no hesitation
    Letting go to muscle sense and iteration
    Creativity in the present tense
    No more sitting on the fence
    Commit to the composition
    And he watches…
    Enrico watches…
    The kids coming up through the quavers and crotchets
    Little birds with their scales and rhythms and pitches
    Finding their voices and hoping to sing
    He’ll pass on the history, of princes and kings
    Of Bix and Miles and the truth and the sophistry
    Of Chet and Louis and the proof and the mystery
    And he takes an occasional player under his wing
    And flies through fundamentals
    Improvisations and incidentals
    And he watches…
    Stefano watches…
    The silence of the film and the stillness of the man
    Deadpan
    Buster
    Keaton
    The girl leaves
    His heart heaves
    His blank expression
    Falls to his knees and then the horizon
    He sits.
    He thinks.
    Pushing his hat
    Back on his head.
    Lost in this moment of loss, the signs he misread,
    He fails to notice
    The coupling rod on the train that is rising and falling
    and that is where his seat is
    He bobs up and down as his dignity decreases
    His stone face flashes a moment of indignation beneath
    his…
    Hat.
    To acquire learning you need to read
    But to gain wisdom you must watch
    Stefano watches
    Through the bars of his cage
    A cage of bar lines and staves
    Something to break out of
    To fight with
    To play with
    To push and pull and tear and tickle and sway with
    All those accidentals
    Co-accidentals
    Incidental music for life
    Incidental music for life

    https://www.davemckean.com
    https://www.stefanobollani.com


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    • 1 u. 34 min.
    EVERY BEING'S A THOUGHT AWAY: Animal communicator Manjiri Latey inspires rock singer Uday Benegal

    EVERY BEING'S A THOUGHT AWAY: Animal communicator Manjiri Latey inspires rock singer Uday Benegal

    Uday Benegal speaks to Manjiri Latey, Telepathic Animal Communicator and expert in Neuro Linguistic Programming about Interacting with The Universe: Tune in for a deep conversation on consciousness, Animal Communication, and Eastern Spirituality. Uday is inspired to create a new song called 'Hollow Bones.

    Stream the song: https://ffm.to/hollowbones
    https://www.instagram.com/udaybenegal
    https://www.earthwise.co.in/

    Manjiri Latey is a celebrated Telepathic Animal Communicator and teacher in animal communication, shamanism, and holistic living practices. Across the episode, they delve into in-depth discussions on topics such as consciousness, telepathic interaction with animals, neurolinguistic programming, divination, mediumship, and the Wim Hof method.

    They underline the significance of open-mindedness, self-trust, and the need for understanding and compassion towards animals. Drawing upon their' Indian roots, the conversation explores Eastern spiritual practices, while also appreciating the insights of Western ideas, aiming ultimately to guide the audience towards a raised collective consciousness.

    00:00 Introduction and Welcome
    00:29 Discussing the Agenda: Telepathic Animal Communication
    01:11 Life in Goa and Environmental Concerns
    03:40 Exploring Telepathic Animal Communication
    06:50 Exploring Consciousness and Communication
    10:12 Reflections on Music Career and Collaborations
    32:16 The Journey into Animal Communication
    41:33 Understanding Personal Reactions and Responses
    42:11 The Power of Skepticism and Questioning
    43:04 The Challenge of Doubt and Seeking Validation
    43:49 The Impact of Skepticism on Personal Growth
    44:48 Exploring the Influence of Cultural Consciousness
    46:14 The Role of Trust in Personal and Cultural Contexts
    46:46 The Influence of Westernization on Indian Identity
    48:16 The Paradox of Indian Culture and Consciousness
    50:17 Understanding Neurolinguistic Programming
    53:32 The Power of Linguistics in Human Behavior
    56:12 The Role of Animals in Reflecting Human Behavior
    58:05 The Concept of Energy in Investments
    58:11 The Expansion of Teaching Beyond Animal Communication
    01:01:00 The Role of Animals in Human Consciousness
    01:04:00 The Importance of Presence in Animal Communication
    01:21:56 The Role of Breathwork in Enhancing Communication
    01:22:04 The Importance of Being a 'Hollow Bone' in Communication
    01:25:02 The Impact of Individualism and Community Living on Consciousness


    LYRICS

    Hollow bones
    Divining from River Stones
    Thriving on
    The world contained in a moment of play
    And every being's a thought away

    Hollow bones
    Human-based telephones
    All-embraced
    Calling all creatures, every race
    Tune into your inner space

    Journeying on a magic trip
    Into the underworld
    There we met the special ones
    Our spirit animals

    The ripple effect is playing out
    Raising consciousness
    Connecting to the source of life
    With greater confidence

    And still you try try try

    Hollow bones
    Divining from River Stones
    Thriving on
    The world contained in a moment of play
    And every being's a thought away

    Hollow bones
    Human-based telephones
    All-embraced
    Calling all creatures, every race
    Tune into your inner space

    Metamorph into alignment
    By tapping into tools
    Mirroring and taking on
    As you journey through the rules

    Love and forgiveness both come first
    In everything you do
    Saying your sorry and ask forgiveness
    And they you say thank you

    And still you try try try

    Hollow bones
    Divining from River Stones
    Thriving on
    The world contained in a moment of play
    And every being's a thought away

    Hollow bones
    Human-based telephones
    All-embraced
    Calling all creatures, every race
    Tune into your inner space

    Hollow bones
    Divining from River Stones
    Thriving on
    The world contained in a moment of play
    And every being's a thought away

    Hollow bones
    Hollow bones
    Hollow bones






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    • 1 u. 41 min.

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