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Elizabeth DeLamater interviews literary, performing, and visual artists about their art, their lives, and how they navigate the world.

Art Lives Elizabeth DeLamater

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Elizabeth DeLamater interviews literary, performing, and visual artists about their art, their lives, and how they navigate the world.

    Aditya Kalyanpur

    Aditya Kalyanpur

    Aditya Kalyanpur is a virtuoso tabla player based in India and the United States.
    In this episode, Aditya shares the story of his study with legendary North Indian classical music master Ustad Allarahka Qureshi, also known as Alla Rakha, who first became known to Westerners as Ravi Shankar’s drummer. Aditya tells of his close relationship with Alla Rakha, or Abbaji, and his equally talented sons Taufiq Qureshi and Zakir Hussein, including the ganda bandhan ceremony they had when he was ten years old.
    We discuss the differences and similarities from traditional guru -disciple training (gurukul), training in Alla Rakha’s evening school, and online classes today. Aditya also talks about the challenges and pleasures of touring, the many responsibilities of a professional musician, and his dedication (shraddha) to practice (riyaz). We recorded the interview at the beginning of the COVID-19 quarentine, so you will hear us speak about that as well.
    Aditya’s website is: https://adityakalyanpur.com/


























































































    Here is a short composition played by Aditya Kalyanpur and sitar player Niladri Kumar
    Here is his 2019 Melbourne International Jazz Day performance with Herbie Hancock
    Aditya spoke of:
    Legendary vocalist Dr. Prabha Atre
    Master violinists Dr. T.N. Krishnan and Dr. N. Rajam
    Fusion artist Abhijit Pohankar
    The outro music on this episode is “Raga Jhinjhoti” performed by Aditya Kalyanpur and sitar player Pandit Nayan Ghosh, from Pt. Ghosh’s Enchanting Sitar album
    Art Lives Theme and Incidental music composed by Nicholaus Meyers, and performed by Nicholaus and Ken Jimenez. Art Lives Logo created by Eduardo Moreno. Art Lives is available here, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.




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    Nicholaus Meyers

    Nicholaus Meyers

    Dr. Nicholaus Meyers is a music composer, conductor and performer.
    In this episode Nick recounts his musical path and training, and explains why one’s career path may or may not be defined by college degrees. We also learn how Nick’s composition “Slightly Funky” (our theme music here at Art Lives!) came to be.
    You can find out more about his compositions and recordings on his website, nicholausmeyers.com. Dr. Meyers is Director of Bands and Percussion at East Central University in Oklahoma.





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    Art Lives Theme and Incidental music composed by Nicholaus Meyers, and performed by Nicholaus and Ken Jimenez. Art Lives Logo created by Eduardo Moreno. Art Lives is available here, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

    Ken Jimenez

    Ken Jimenez

    Dr. Kenneth Jimenez is a performer, educator, and instrument repair technician.
    He has over 20 years of repair experience and is an Instrument Repair Technician at the International Music Camp, where we recorded this interview. Dr. Jimenez maintains an active schedule as a trumpet artist, including an ongoing collaboration with percussionist and composer Dr. Nicholaus Meyers. (In fact, it’s their recording of Nick’s composition Slightly Funky that you hear at the beginning and end of each Art Lives episode.).
    Ken is Assistant Professor of High Brass and Music History at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota.
    Ken Jimenez’ personal website is: https://kenjimenez.com













































    Art Lives Theme and Incidental music composed by Nicholaus Meyers, and performed by Nicholaus and Ken Jimenez. Art Lives Logo created by Eduardo Moreno. Art Lives is available here, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.




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    Daniela Arley & William Ramos

    Daniela Arley & William Ramos

    Violinist Daniela Arley and percussionist William Ramos perform in the Orquesta Sinfònica Nacional de Costa Rica, and together as Duo Arley-Ramos, featuring music for the violin & marimba.













































    In this episode, Daniela and William tell us about their respective musical histories, including William’s grandfather, who ran away with a circus. As members of the Orquesta Sinfònica Nacional de Costa Rica (OSN), Daniela and William get to play a great variety of music for enthusiastic audiences, yet still participate in other musical projects, such as their new duo collaboration. We discuss the importance of new creation, preserving the old classics, and the concept of “giving back.”
    William has four albums, including Turrialba 1920s.
    Here is a clip of William playing his arrangements of Costa Rican folk music.
    This is a delightful clip of Daniela playing soon after she joined the OSN.
    Art Lives Theme and Incidental music composed by Nicholaus Meyers, and performed by Nicholaus and Ken Jimenez. Art Lives Logo created by Eduardo Moreno. Art Lives is available here, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

















































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    Karla Huston

    Karla Huston

    Karla Huston is a poet based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Karla was the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of Wisconsin.













































    On this episode Karla tells us what it means to be a Poet Laureate for a State. She also discusses how her artistic and educational roles have informed each other, and what it means to be a good Literary Citizen. At the end of the episode, Karla reads “The Theory of Lipstick,” which won a Pushcart Prize in 2011.
    You can find more information about Karla and her work, which includes 8 chapbooks and a full collection, here: www.karlahuston.com
    Karla recommends reading any poetry that speaks to you! She is currently reading these wonderful works:
    Tyehimba Jess, Olio
    Allison Joseph, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman
    Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic
    Ted Kooser, Kindest Regards
    Dorianne Laux, Only As The Day Is Long
    Art Lives theme and transition music is composed by Nicholaus Meyers. Logo designed by Eduardo Moreno. Art Lives is available here, on Apple podcasts and Stitcher.

















































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    Christopher Lee

    Christopher Lee

    Christopher Lee is an international flute performer and teacher, a Certified Personal Trainer and founding member of Whole Musician, a team of teachers who provide holistic artistic workshops and residencies.
    Based in Toronto, Chris performs all over the world. He spoke about preparing and staying healthy for performance while traveling, and explained the Whole Musician vision and what Whole Musician does during a typical artist residency. In the second half of the episode, Chris shares the remarkable story of his sudden heart attack last fall, and his astounding full recovery since.













































    Christopher Lee’s website is: www.christopherlee.ca.
    On this episode we hear an excerpt of “Paçoca,” from his album Bailar Conmigo.

    Art Lives theme and transition music is composed by Nicholaus Meyers. Logo designed by Eduardo Moreno. Art Lives is available here, on Apple podcasts and Stitcher.




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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Mags Morgan ,

Transformative

This is an essential podcast for anyone interested in the arts and the human spirit. Elizabeth Delamater is a knowledgeable and deeply soulful interviewer, and a great listener.

billsallak ,

Insightful!

This is a fantastic podcast. The fact that the guests are workaday artists doing great things is wonderful— it makes me feel that a life in the arts is within the reach of many of us. Wonderful!

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