11 episodes

Miami’s 21st century genre-bending chamber orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, presents unfiltered conversations with dynamic and award-winning musical artists, trailblazing composers, and forward-thinking industry leaders and CEO’s. Hosted by Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Jacomo Bairos, these conversations dive deep into the lives and works of these exceptional artists and leaders, peeling back the mysterious curtain of creativity and inspiration, while exploring life wisdom gleaned from their stories and prolific careers.
Composer, producer, and CEO of Nu Deco, Sam Hyken (also Co-Founder and Artistic Director) writes, arranges, and creates the majority of music for the ensemble and guest artists. Jacomo conducts the ensemble, and together they both curate and program, in liaison with composers and guest artists, content for performances, media distribution, and educational offerings.
Described as “world-class” and “thrilling” in the press, Jacomo conducts around the world with institutions such as the Boston Pops, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Singapore Symphony. He regularly collaborates with Grammy-award winning musical artists such as Wyclef Jean, PJ Morton, and Jacob Collier, as well as hosts both Nu Deco’s performances and education concerts, reaching audiences across the globe and thousands of students throughout Miami and the nation. Jacomo also teaches and leads meditation as well as mindfulness and wellness courses for Nu Deco NXT, Nu Deco’s youth ensemble based in Miami.

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Miami’s 21st century genre-bending chamber orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, presents unfiltered conversations with dynamic and award-winning musical artists, trailblazing composers, and forward-thinking industry leaders and CEO’s. Hosted by Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Jacomo Bairos, these conversations dive deep into the lives and works of these exceptional artists and leaders, peeling back the mysterious curtain of creativity and inspiration, while exploring life wisdom gleaned from their stories and prolific careers.
Composer, producer, and CEO of Nu Deco, Sam Hyken (also Co-Founder and Artistic Director) writes, arranges, and creates the majority of music for the ensemble and guest artists. Jacomo conducts the ensemble, and together they both curate and program, in liaison with composers and guest artists, content for performances, media distribution, and educational offerings.
Described as “world-class” and “thrilling” in the press, Jacomo conducts around the world with institutions such as the Boston Pops, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Singapore Symphony. He regularly collaborates with Grammy-award winning musical artists such as Wyclef Jean, PJ Morton, and Jacob Collier, as well as hosts both Nu Deco’s performances and education concerts, reaching audiences across the globe and thousands of students throughout Miami and the nation. Jacomo also teaches and leads meditation as well as mindfulness and wellness courses for Nu Deco NXT, Nu Deco’s youth ensemble based in Miami.

    Magda Giannikou: Learn how to Learn

    Magda Giannikou: Learn how to Learn

    Magda Giannikou is a musical and creative force! Gaining popularity with her band, Banda Magda, and touring with Snarky Puppy for years, her genius lies in her ability to create musical landscapes that paint pictures and bold universes her audiences always feel they can escape to. Oh and she sings in at least 5 languages! As a composer who dreamed of writing film scores, she listened to movie soundtracks at the age of 10 while other kids were listening to pop songs, and was always searching f...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Larkin Poe: How vulnerability, authenticity, and resilience allows you to engage deeply and profoundly with your audience.

    Larkin Poe: How vulnerability, authenticity, and resilience allows you to engage deeply and profoundly with your audience.

    It is only fitting that one of our final podcasts of the first season gets incredibly deep! Rebecca and Megan Lovell, two of the most talented and creative artists behind Larkin Poe, are supremely wonderful humans to engage, perform, and work with. From being an “accidental band” to online sensations, while also writing and singing about some of the toughest themes, such as mental illness and sharing openly their personal and family struggles with the world, Larkin Poe is connected to legions...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dennis Alves: Music is Everything, and Everything is Music

    Dennis Alves: Music is Everything, and Everything is Music

    From Leading the Boston Pops since the late 80’s to raising funds to support artists who lost all their work during the pandemic, Dennis Alves is an elevated leader in our field whose integrity, empathy, and desire to give his audiences amazing experiences, transcends music and permeates everything he does at Symphony Hall in Boston. His compassion for artists, musicians, conductors and his community at home, inspires him to “just do the job” of bringing the highest levels of orchestral...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Joachim Horsley: From Pro Tools Assistant to Emmy-Winning Hollywood Composer, with a Quick Stop in Cuba

    Joachim Horsley: From Pro Tools Assistant to Emmy-Winning Hollywood Composer, with a Quick Stop in Cuba

    So excited to pull back the curtain on such an inspiring and super talented human! He is one of today's true musical jack of all trades: Hollywood composer, pianist, arranger, great friend and collaborator to Nu Deco, and now a science teacher, Joachim Horsley. There is so much life wisdom he shares with us today, such as learning that greeting fire always translated into amazing life changing events that brought new creative opportunities. He describes his lifelong search for the conne...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Jonathan Martin: Dare to Fail - Creating New Intimacy That Explores the Humanity of Music Making

    Jonathan Martin: Dare to Fail - Creating New Intimacy That Explores the Humanity of Music Making

    We are excited to present today’s inspiring conversation with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops CEO and President, Jonathan Martin! We also share some highlights with you today from a soon-to-be-released musical suite based of the music of the Beach Boys and co-written by Sam Hyken, Jason Matthews, Aaron Lebos, and Armando Lopez. Be sure to check out the snippets at the beginning, and stick around for exclusive preview at the end!This wide-ranging conversation covers arts leadershi...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Mason Bates: With Adventure, Magic, and Surprise, a Techno-Infused Classical (R)evolution is Born

    Mason Bates: With Adventure, Magic, and Surprise, a Techno-Infused Classical (R)evolution is Born

    From being the opening musical act for artist Moby as a DJ to creating his Grammy-winning opera about one of the pivotal figures of the century, Steve Jobs, Mason Bates is an outlier who uses 21st-century sounds, technology, and an endless creative well to tell visionary stories and usher in sonic landscapes, the likes of which have never been done before in classical music. A true innovator and pioneer in the world of technology-infused orchestral-based compositions, this Juilliard graduate-...

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Stoyanova, Desi ,

Nu Deco Unfiltered

This is my favourite podcast. I listen to it while I’m driving, walking, or running. It’s a great way to learn how musicians have started their journey and how they get their muse to create. For example, in the episode with Aaron Parks, I learned that he listens to a whole lot of music before he creates something. It is then, when I heard him mentioning that he listened to Bulgarian folklore which not a lot of people are familiar with but I’m because I’m Bulgarian. It was a surprise to hear it. With that, I can assure the listeners that Jacomo will bring in interesting guest to feature in this podcast.
I also like the fact that Jacomo gives a light to creativity, instead of putting someone in a box , like he said. Creativity comes from within and wants out when ready. Can’t put in and close it in any shape. Nu Deco embraces that very much. That’s why their music and concerts are excellent and innovative.

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