39 episodes

A couple of friendly conductors bantering about complex issues affecting the choral world.

The Choral Contrarians Eric Barnum and Richard Robbins

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

A couple of friendly conductors bantering about complex issues affecting the choral world.

    The Guy in the Gorilla Suit

    The Guy in the Gorilla Suit

    Richard and Eric take a look at an Australian research paper that correlates openness to experience and binocular rivalry.

    • 54 min
    Sacred Cow Tipping: Blend

    Sacred Cow Tipping: Blend

    Richard and Eric venture out to tip over a most beautiful sacred cow: choral blend. What are people actually talking about when they ask for "blend?"

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Anúna and Sean-nós (feat. Michael McGlynn)

    Anúna and Sean-nós (feat. Michael McGlynn)

    Eric sits down to chat with one of Ireland's preeminent composers and musicians: Michael McGlynn.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Questions, Questions

    Questions, Questions

    Richard and Eric dig into listener emails to answer some questions and comments.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Trudging

    Trudging

    Richard and Eric discuss the moment and some psychological ramifications that have developed over the recent months, both individually and collectively within the choral arena.

    • 58 min
    Imposter Syndrome

    Imposter Syndrome

    Do you constantly feel like an imposter, just waiting to be found out to be the fraud that you think you are?

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

cmunce ,

The IDW meets the Choral world.

What a Time to be alive. I love it. Such a great show!

General W C S ,

Wesley Sisson

I am already loving the podcast. I will refer to it every time Dr. Richard Robbins says he has a story to tell the class and then proceeds to not tell the story. The topics are great and it is a really fun listen.

Whatsupitsyourboyjo- ,

Well,

I was half expecting you to both make introductions, fill out the rest of the time with a sustained guitar podcast jingle, then say “goodbye”

- A guy on a buffalo

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