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The inner game of building a career as a musician or creative person. The intersection of music, music business, and spirituality. Hosted by www.mattoestreicher.com

The Mindful Musician The Mindful Musician

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The inner game of building a career as a musician or creative person. The intersection of music, music business, and spirituality. Hosted by www.mattoestreicher.com

    An Exploration of Improvisation with Stephen Nachmanovitch(Part 2)

    An Exploration of Improvisation with Stephen Nachmanovitch(Part 2)

    Full length album we recorded: https://themindfulmusician.bandcamp.com/releases Stephen Nachmanovitch links: Website: http://www.freeplay.com/ His new book The Art of Is: Improvisation as a way of life http://www.freeplay.com/Writings/TheArtOfIs.php His classic book Freeplay http://www.freeplay.com/Writings/2-amazonlinks-fp.php Host Matt Oestreicher links: The Mindful Musician Podcast Homepage:http://www.mattoestreicher.com/themindfulmusician Website: http://www.mattoestreicher.com/

    • 53 min
    An Exploration of Improvisation with Stephen Nachmanovitch(Part 1)

    An Exploration of Improvisation with Stephen Nachmanovitch(Part 1)

    Full length album we recorded:
    https://themindfulmusician.bandcamp.com/releases
    Stephen Nachmanovitch links: Website: http://www.freeplay.com/
    His new book The Art of Is: Improvisation as a way of life
    http://www.freeplay.com/Writings/TheArtOfIs.php
    His classic book Freeplay
    http://www.freeplay.com/Writings/2-amazonlinks-fp.php
    Host Matt Oestreicher links: The Mindful Musician Podcast Homepage:http://www.mattoestreicher.com/themindfulmusician
    Website: http://www.mattoestreicher.com/

    • 40 min
    Ep.34 Mini Episode - Initiation into the mystical side of music/self-promotion

    Ep.34 Mini Episode - Initiation into the mystical side of music/self-promotion

    Here's a mini-episode related to ep.33 where I interviewed Jazz Educator Jamey Aebersold.  Mini-episodes are for:
    talking about a specific idea from the interview that I was inspired by, keeping the momentum of the podcast, and for talking about some of my current projects(self-promotion.) 
     
    Music for this episode: Per Your Request - The Verve Jazz Ensemble
    composed and arranged by Matt Oestreicher
    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thevervejazzensemble4
     
    new from Matt and author Brian Leaf: 
    The Be You Card Deck for Teens - 
    https://www.amazon.com/You-Card-Deck-Teens-Mindfulness/dp/1683732588

     
    The new book of upcoming guest Stephen Nachmanovitch
    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Improvising-Way-Life/dp/1608686159
     
    Podcast home page:
    http://www.mattoestreicher.com/themindfulmusician
     
    Link to episode 33 with Jamey Aebersold
    http://www.mattoestreicher.com/themindfulmusician/2019/9/5/s8jxks0hn1i0ger9xeka661nvl7hy9
     
    My website:
    www.mattoestreicher.com
     
     

    • 10 min
    The Mindful Musician feat. Jamey Aebersold

    The Mindful Musician feat. Jamey Aebersold

    Find more about Jamey Aebersold at:   
    Website featuring Books and Full Bio:  http://www.jazzbooks.com
    NEA Jazz Masters page:https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jamey-aebersold

    The Mindful Musician Podcast at:   
    http://www.mattoestreicher.com/themindfulmusician
    Matt Oestreicher(Host)
    http://www.mattoestreicher.com

    Featured Music on this episode: 
    Per Your Request performed by The Verve Jazz Ensemble
    Written & Arranged by Matt Oestreicher
    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thevervejazzensemble4

    • 44 min
    Ep. 32 Mini Episode about Dealing With Rejection

    Ep. 32 Mini Episode about Dealing With Rejection

     
    Mini episodes aim to clarify and catalog one idea or principle that can be helpful to those of us who manage our own creative careers. This episode features a story from Composer David Friedman(The Today Show, Desperate Measures, We Can Be Kind) about asking for what you want. To hear more from David, listen to episodes 30 and 31.
    Link to the blog post about this topic: http://www.mattoestreicher.com/music-blog/2019/6/1/an-essential-music-career-skill-asking-for-what-you-want-and-learning-to-deal-with-rejectionnbsp
     
    The Mindful Musician podcast is hosted by Band leader and producer Matt Oestreicher. The homepage can be found here: http://www.mattoestreicher.com/themindfulmusician
     
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    Ep. 31 David Friedman (Part 2)

    Ep. 31 David Friedman (Part 2)

    DAVID FRIEDMAN 
    David Friedman, composer of the award-winning hit musical, Desperate Measures, (Drama Desk for Music and Lyrics/Outer Critics and Off Broadway Alliance Awards for Best Musical) is one of this country's most beloved songwriters, best known for writing songs that touch our hearts and speak to our souls. He has written songs for everyone from Disney to Diana Ross, produced all of the late/great Nancy LaMott’s CD’s and wrote many of her best known songs, (Listen To My Heart/We Can Be Kind/We Live on Borrowed Time/I’ll Be Here With You/Just in Time For Christmas), conducted and vocal arranged 6 musicals on Broadway and numerous Disney Animated Films (including Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) wrote songs for The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Bambi II and Trick, scored 3 television series, performed his revue Listen To My Heart – The Songs of David Friedman to audiences Off Broadway, all over America and abroad, and is currently in his 10th year of co-writing (with Kathie Lee Gifford) and performing a song-a-month for the Today Show’s Everyone Has a Story Segment. (This month will be his hundredth song.) In addition to Desperate Measures, David has written 4 other musicals with Peter Kellogg: Chasing Nicolette played to rave reviews at The Westport Country Playhouse, the Prince theater in Philadelphia (where David was awarded the Barrymore Award for best score) and Village Theatre in Seattle, and recently had a backer’s presentation in New York with John Rando directing; Stunt Girl, about the life of Nellie Bly, the first woman investigative reporter in New York and the first woman to run a major corporation, was seen in a critically acclaimed production at the Village Theater in Seattle, which was followed by a staged reading at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. (After seeing this reading, Gloria Steinem called it, “Altogether, the strongest female story I've ever seen on Broadway -- or pretty much anywhere”); Money Talks, a four-character musical that follows the path of a $100 bill as it passes from person to person, with Benjamin Franklin playing the $100 bill, was presented at the Davenport Theatre last year; and Lincoln in Love, a musical about Abe Lincoln’s early years, was presented at Goodspeed. David’s Christmas Oratorio, King Island Christmas, written with Deborah Brevoort, has had over 50 productions around the world. David is also a best-selling author with 5 books including We Can Be Kind - Healing Our World One Kindness at a Time, based on his song of the same name. (Currently in its Fifth printing.) His three books on his Metaphysical Method, The Thought Exchange, explore how to not only choose the thoughts we wish to hold, but how to stay with them and see them manifest in our lives. He is a sought after speaker, lecturer and teacher around the country. For more information, go to www.MIDDERMusic.com. 
    LINKS
    Davids Website: www.MIDDERMusic.com
    We Can Be Kind - book and song    https://www.amazon.com/We-Can-Be-Kind-Kindness/dp/1633536750
    Nancy LaMott singing We Can Be Kind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49m0--Wsk6E
    Koga (animated children’s series):      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvmrHk_ih2E
     
    The Mindful Musician Podcast:
    www.mattoestreicher.com

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