13 episodes

The creative process can be both personal and elusive. Members of Modern Jazz quintet Talking Ear lead discussions with composers, visual artists, writers, comedians, and more. Additionally, Talking Ear will release a new song and video alongside each episode.

On Creating with Talking Ear Talking Ear

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    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

The creative process can be both personal and elusive. Members of Modern Jazz quintet Talking Ear lead discussions with composers, visual artists, writers, comedians, and more. Additionally, Talking Ear will release a new song and video alongside each episode.

    BONUS: On Creating Radio Hour

    BONUS: On Creating Radio Hour

    We celebrate past guests by sharing their music on this special edition of On Creating.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Becca Stevens

    Becca Stevens

    Becca Stevens is a highly accomplished composer, vocalist, and arranger who has worked with the likes of David Crosby, Brad Mehldau, Snarky Puppy, Jacob Collier and Ambrose Akinmusire; all while continuing to release her own highly original music as a bandleader. The three dive into Becca's musical upbringing, the inspiration that can be born out of collaboration, and what it means to "make friends with your critical voice" as an artist.

    • 54 min
    Patrick Booth

    Patrick Booth

    On the eleventh episode of the On Creating series, Travis dives into conversation with saxophonist, composer, and educator Patrick Booth. The two discuss Patrick's new album "Stillness," which reflects his experience living in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, along with the impact mentorship by artists including Wadada Leo Smith and the late Geri Allen has had on Patrick's life. 

    Talking Ear releases "Dahlem" by Dan Palmer. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Troy Rogers of Robot Rickshaw

    Troy Rogers of Robot Rickshaw

    Estar and Travis are joined by Troy Rogers, a roboticist, composer, and educator who stopped by the studio with his rickshaw of improvising musical robots on their tour of the United States. This episode includes On Creating's first-ever live in-studio performance by Robot Rickshaw himself!

    Talking Ear also debuts their tenth composition for the series, "Free Night at the Astro," by Dan Palmer. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Benjamin Maloney of Talking Ear

    Benjamin Maloney of Talking Ear

    On Episode 9 of the On Creating podcast, Travis talks with Talking Ear's pianist, Ben Maloney. The two discuss how Ben was drawn to the (at times) chaotic life of a full-time musician from an early age, and how that path led him to find a strong sense of identity. The two also discuss the inspiration behind Ben's new composition/Talking Ear's latest release, "Dab Kids." 

    • 51 min
    Kirsten Carey of Throwaway

    Kirsten Carey of Throwaway

    On Episode 8 of the On Creating podcast, Estar and Travis talk with guitarist/composer/bandleader Kirsten Carey of avant-rock phenomenon Throwaway. Kirsten discusses her recent experience at the Banff Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music, her experience as a Detroit to L.A. transplant, and the unique way she cultivated Throwaway's persona. She also shares two brand new, unreleased recordings.

    Talking Ear shares their brand new composition, "Falling," written by Travis. 

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

bradmossing ,

Very different point of view

I’m not a musician but it is really interesting to see how talking ear and guests see the world. Very different from my pragmatic approach but extremely beneficial.

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