55 episodes

This podcast aims to explore life from a musician's point of view: the peaks, troughs and the downright unexpected. Hosted by London-based cellist Davina Shum

As It Comes Podcast: Life from a Musician's Point of View Davina Shum

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This podcast aims to explore life from a musician's point of view: the peaks, troughs and the downright unexpected. Hosted by London-based cellist Davina Shum

    Episode 55: Fred Thomas ”I like to discover new music all the time”

    Episode 55: Fred Thomas ”I like to discover new music all the time”

    Welcome back to the podcast! (Welcome back Davina, that is)


    Producer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist/composer/cat lover Fred Thomas is my guest this episode. We spoke about his musical journey, which includes growing up in a household of a former CBSO concertmaster, making music playlists to fall asleep to, as well as how the key to learning lots of musical instruments is learning how to "cheat". Fred also spoke about his pandemic experience, as well as what he'd like to be if he weren't a musician.


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    Featured track:


    Overture no.3 BWV1068 ‘Air’


    Fred Thomas


     


    Find out more about Fred's work, including his new album 'Three or One'


    Instagram: @fredthomasmusic
    Facebook: @fredthomasukmusic
    Fred's YouTube Channel
    Twitter: FredThomMusic
    Smartlink: https://fans.link/fred thomas music 
     
    Three Or One: https://ECM.lnk.to/ThreeOrOneFP
    Find Fred on Bandcamp, Spotify or Apple Music

    • 25 min
    Episode 54: Bethany Norman ”You‘re always learning”

    Episode 54: Bethany Norman ”You‘re always learning”

    We're back! Episode 54 features flute player, pianist, teacher, musician Bethany Norman. We chatted about her anti-climactic graduation from music college mid-pandemic, the challenges of being a recent music grad in the current climate, being versatile (including teaching your secondary instrument) and what Bethany would be if she weren't a musician.


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    Mentioned in this episode:


    Bethany's Instagram: @bethanynmusic


    Bethany's website: www.bethanynmusic.com


    Just Playing It By Ear Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/just-playing-it-by-ear/id1554768830


     


     

    • 33 min
    Episode 53: George Wakerley aka Confidential 'Give yourself something to look forward to'

    Episode 53: George Wakerley aka Confidential 'Give yourself something to look forward to'

    George Wakerley aka Confidential joins me for Episode 53. He's a producer of lo-fi hip-hop beats and shared with me the story of his musical journey, struggles with his mental health, as well as being a role model for his son.


    Content warning: depression, binge eating and suicide.


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    Mentioned in this episode:


    George's socials:


    Instagram: @confidential_lofi


    Facebook: @confidentiallofi


    Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/confidential_lofi


     

    • 41 min
    Episode 52: Sarah Nicolls and Maja Bugge "Empowered by change"

    Episode 52: Sarah Nicolls and Maja Bugge "Empowered by change"

    Pianist Sarah Nicolls and cellist Maja Bugge spoke to me about raising awareness of the climate crisis via their show “Ballad of a Changing World.” Listen to how they collaborated during the pandemic and how they’re able to push the limits of their creativity with Sarah’s Inside-Out Piano and Maja’s enthusiasm for jazz and free improv. We also spoke about the unspoken art of good pizzicato, as well as well-rotted manure (stay with me…) This is not indicative of the quality of the chat, by the way!


     


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    Mentioned in this episode:


     


    https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/2021/ballad-of-a-changing-world/


     


    Maja’s socials:


    Insta: @buggemaja


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cellomaja 


    Website: www.majabugge.com


     


    Sarah’s socials:


    Twitter: @sarahpiano


    Insta: @sarahpianolife


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarah.nicolls.pianist


    Website: www.sarahnicolls.com


     


    KITTIWAKES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kittiwake

    • 35 min
    Episode 51: Ellie Consta from Her Ensemble "I'm open to change"

    Episode 51: Ellie Consta from Her Ensemble "I'm open to change"

    Ellie Consta from Her Ensemble joins me for Episode 51. We spoke about how working with pop musicians opened her eyes to the many gender imbalances in the classical music world. Realising the various injustices, she set up Her Ensemble, the UK’s first all-female and non-binary string orchestra to provide a safe space for marginalised genders and create a platform for female and non-binary composers overlooked throughout history. Tune in for chat about how showcasing your vulnerability and learning from your mistakes can promote further growth and progression, as well as Ellie’s pandemic pastime that slightly blew my mind.


    You’ll also hear about my personal experiences about being interrupted, as well as some interesting facts about composer Germaine Tailleferre.


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    Photo credits: Noëmie Bottiau and Shane Benson


     


    Mentioned in this episode:


    Herensemble.org


    Instagram: @herensemblemusic


    Facebook and Twitter: @herensemble


     


    https://www.wildcardbrewery.co.uk/


     


    Germaine Tailleferre: https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199757824/obo-9780199757824-0275.xml

    • 39 min
    Episode 50: Sonja Schebeck "Curiosity is the main factor"

    Episode 50: Sonja Schebeck "Curiosity is the main factor"

    Sonja Schebeck joins me for this milestone episode. She’s an Australian violinist based in Vienna, who is also a fire performer as well as the founder and artistic director of The Freestyle Orchestra – an ensemble that combine their skills as classical musicians with their curiosities in other performing art disciplines. Expect acrobatics, theatre, costume design, and much more! We spoke about artistic versatility, keeping your skills alive during lockdown, and Sonja’s recent commemoration of six years being sober.


     


    Trigger warning: alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, some explicit language.


     


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    Photo credit: Andrej Grilc.


     


    Mentioned in this episode:


     


    @sonja_schebeck_pyroviolinist


     


    @freestyleorchestra


     


    Russell Brand documentary “From Addiction to Recovery


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2qjvjbjepQ

    • 41 min

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