Doug Perkins talks to people about how they get through their creative lives.
5 Days with Matt Mehlan
Matt Mehlan and I hang out (so does Matt's cat) at his house for a wonderful chat over coffees. We talk about Matt's life as a composer, band member (Skeletons),teacher, guy who likes to live in the space where he works (the Silent Barn), his Easy/ Not Easy concerts, and more. Matt causally drops lots of knowledge and I love it! You also hear some tunes from the new Skeletons record. Get it! (https://skeletonstv.bandcamp.com)
5 Days with John Kennedy
John Kennedy and I have a wonderful chat about his path as a conductor, composer, percussionist, and good musical citizen! He shares some great stories about John Cage, Johanna Beyer, Spoleto, conducting opera and much more. Enjoy!
Music from the episode are excerpts from John's pieces, Baghdad and First Deconstruction in Plastic.
5 Days with Ken Thomson
Ken Thomson and I sit down for a chat in Berkeley, CA on the day that we premiered Steve Reich's new piece, Runner, with Ensemble Signal. We talk the new state of America, our lives as project creators, Ken's perfect mic technique from his life as a radio host and more. This is a fun, ranging and loose chat with one of my favorite people!
5 Days with Jacqueline Taylor
I sat down with dynamo, Jacqueline Taylor, out in Vail, Colorado last summer before and after we shared breakfast at the Little Diner (so good). She is the Director of Artistic Planning at Bravo Vail and we talk about our Inuksuit project, her work in Vail, as well as her many amazing projects when she worked at Lincoln Center, the 92nd St Y, Town Hall, and more. A must list for anyone with passion and curiosity about how to do great things as a producer and presenter. She is the best!
5 Days with Michael Burritt
Here is our year-end podcast! I sit down to some eggs with Michael Burritt (percussive superstar and Professor at Eastman) and we have a great talk about teaching, music, family, and hopes and dreams. We are live at the Frog Pond in Rochester, NY. Sit down to a meal with Mike and I and enjoy the hang. I love him! Happy Holidays!!!
5 Days with Josh Quillen (and Eric Cha-Beach)
Season 2 of the podcast opens with a wonderful talk with Josh Quilen. It is then made better by surprise guest, Eric Cha-Beach. We talk about friendship, doing the right thing, death, and more. Eric lightens things up halfway through when we go into a fun talk where we lovingly roast each other, our friends, and most notably, Todd Meehan! Join us for our chat!