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A new music podcast hosted by flutists Nicole Riner and Elizabeth Robinson of the Flute New Music Consortium. Episode formats vary between interviews with composers and flutists influencing the contemporary performance world, new music listening sessions, and conversations exploring the nature of our work as musicians and collaborative artists. New episodes every other Wednesday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nicole-riner/support

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A new music podcast hosted by flutists Nicole Riner and Elizabeth Robinson of the Flute New Music Consortium. Episode formats vary between interviews with composers and flutists influencing the contemporary performance world, new music listening sessions, and conversations exploring the nature of our work as musicians and collaborative artists. New episodes every other Wednesday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nicole-riner/support

    Interview: Lisa Neher

    Interview: Lisa Neher

    LISA NEHER, a singer and composer based in Portland, won FNMC’s 2022 Composition Competition with her solo flute work Reach Out. She discusses the dichotomy between performing and composing, the importance of genuine social connection, and some great practical advice for composers looking to pay their rent (spoiler alert: you will not make all of your money from sheet music sales).

    https://www.lisanehermusic.com/

    Reach Out: https://www.lisanehermusic.com/reach-out.html

    Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music: https://www.glfcam.com/

    Gabriela Lena Frank, Andean Songs: https://www.wisemusicclassical.com/work/36166/New-Andean-Songs--Gabriela-Lena-Frank/

    Mannheim Steamroller, Carol of the Bells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVftSkNgJTA

    Enya, Only Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wfYIMyS_dI


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    • 51 min
    I like chickens, I like feminism, and I like Jennifer Higdon

    I like chickens, I like feminism, and I like Jennifer Higdon

    Elizabeth introduces Nicole to some new-to-her music she’s working on, explains her deep love for Jennifer Higdon as a human being, and discusses her commissioning experiences. Nicole also explains her weird coordination issues with extended techniques and they both explore the plight of the composers whose work isn’t accurately represented in performance. (Side note: we misidentified Cherise's piece, A Voice Silenced..., as using material from Billie Holiday.  We were wrong, it's Ella Fitzgerald. Sorry Cherise, and we love you!) 

    Music by Women Festival in March 2023: https://web1.muw.edu/musicbywomen

    Shulamit Ran, Flight of the Brave Chicken–Ode to Nina: https://www.presser.com/114-42265-the-flight-of-the-brave-chicken-3a-ode-to-nina.html

    Cherise Leiter, A Voice Silenced A Voice Sings: https://www.cherisedleiter.com/solo

    Kim Osberg, Fowl Play: https://kimberlyosberg.com/library/on-the-workbench

    Nina Shekhar, Zoo Songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfMbqNBFlT8

    Jennifer Higdon, Bentley Roses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejOEwgqCQZQ

    Tchaikovsky, Pas de Deux from Nutcracker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy6dlGpC3Ns

    Billie Holiday, Solitude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiU-O8arVa8

    Cake, Fashion Nugget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfCxU63g94Y


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    • 48 min
    Interview: Robert McClure

    Interview: Robert McClure

    Hey, it's the episode that earned us an "explicit" rating! ROBERT MCCLURE, composer of writhe unfurl for flute quartet, (winner, FNMC 2022 Composition Competition), schools Elizabeth and Nicole in desert grasshoppers and the linguistic controversies surrounding how to pluralize the word octopus, explores the visual aspect of his soundscapes, and fills us in on his excellent composer collective, ADJ-JECTIVE. Bonus: we learned what a demi clarinet is, too!

    https://www.robertwmcclure.com/

    Writhe, unfurl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LDYN07V0YQ

    Stravinsky, Rite of Spring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkwqPJZe8ms

    Amanda Feery: https://www.amanda-feery.com/

    Björk’s Unravel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgBbJKiRxmc

    Andrew Martin Smith (Pathways): https://www.andrewmartinsmith.com/demi.html


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Is there an endpoint?

    Is there an endpoint?

    Elizabeth and Nicole discuss the ups and downs of all-ages performance competitions, things we didn’t learn in grad school, musical taste and professional guilt, doing right by composers, and being middle aged ladies. And because we’re nerds, there’s a little flute pedagogy talk, too.

    Fiona Apple, Shadow Boxer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnXjISlKLuE

    Bikini Kill, Feel Blind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWjCdLtx5t4

    John Adams, Naive and Sentimental Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWSxrqRdALs

    WoodWired Duo, Microaggressions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGtusqdO0Yg


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    • 58 min
    Interview: Michael Genese

    Interview: Michael Genese

    MICHAEL GENESE, composer of The Highest Arm for flute and electronics (winner, FNMC 2022 Composition Competition), chats with Nicole and Elizabeth about how different NYC communities dealt with the pandemic, social justice in music circles, the great importance of having a collaborative community, and some great advice on learning how to wear multiple hats as a musician.

    https://www.michaelgenese.com/

    The Highest Arm:  https://www.michaelgenese.com/thehighestarm

    Bach Cantata 33: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S5bQ9jXDLg

    Björk’s Fossora: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossora

    Ohyung imagine naked!: https://ohyung.bandcamp.com/album/imagine-naked-2


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    • 47 min
    Music Crush: Preview

    Music Crush: Preview

    MUSIC CRUSH preview: first full episode drops December 7, 2022. In the meantime, get to know us at

    www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com

    https://www.robinsonflute.com/

    https://www.nicoleriner.com/

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    https://www.instagram.com/flutenewmusicconsortium/

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    Send us questions at musiccrushfnmc@gmail.com for inclusion in a future episode

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