Interviews, topics, and discussion
Interviews, topics, and discussion
@Percussion - 236 - Anne-Julie Caron
Watch here Listen below 0:00 Intro and hello4:50 Practicing during COVID? 13:50 Whatchya working on? 18:20 Expecting a BABY?!?! 26:05 History: Mickey Hart arrest and recent police brutality news44:50 Mickey Hart 46:40 Casey: 2020 Pulitzer winner Anthony Davis and The Central Park Five (opera)1:01:00 Studying with Nancy Zeltsman?1:08:15 Studying with Bogdan Bacanu?1:11:50 Why does Baroque music sound so good on marimba?
@Percussion - 235 - Tribute to Alan Abel
Watch here Listen belowMatthew Strauss - Houston Symphony, Rice UniversityTom Bowden - freelance percussionist in South Florida, who wrote his DMA essay on Mr. Abel’s techniquesTed Atkatz - former Principal Percussionist of the Chicago Symphony, Colburn School, founder Ted Atkatz Percussion SeminarMatt Flanders - one of Mr. Abel’s last students at Temple University0:00 Intro and Hello 2:30 What would Mr. Abel being saying about the current state of COVID-19? 6:40 Him as a person. His great playing ability in his old age. 14:35 Your last lesson with Mr. Abel? Tom's dissertation project? 21:22 Timing with orchestras. Auditions. 34:25 How did he approach contemporary percussion? 39:00 Ted and CSO, and the documentary 44:20 Alan Abel's influence (Ben names symphonies and university positions) 49:35 Personal stories 59:00 When is it time to bring your own personality into Mr. Abel's style? Different halls. Summer happenings.
@Percussion - 239 - Alli Martin - Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Human Rights
watch here listen below0:00 Intros and hello2:22 What does this Supreme Court victory mean?4:34 What got you interested in being active?12:20 When these issues are politicized does it create additional obstacles? 15:09 What types of actions have led to this? Little history lesson30:50 What can we do?35:11 What can we do as teachers? Scanning for safety. Pronouns. 46:30 What victories are still to be made?
@Percussion 234 Steven Schick - "Toucher" (live performance) and Turning Points.mp3
Watch here Listen below 0:00 Intro and Hello, Casey: history RCA LP's7:35 Hello, Steven Schick! 9:00 COVID blackout and concerts 12:45 Steve's performance of Inuksuit at US/Mexico border 19:50 Steve's Fulbright in Germany 25:30 Our future post COVID? 31:00 "It's About Time" and "In the Name of the Earth" projects35:45 How you've broadened as an artist? Steven Schick, Percussionist & Conductor.41:00 Community 44:20 Your development into a percussionist? 50:20 "Toucher" by Vinko Globokar1:05:45 Steve performs "Toucher"1:13:40 Learning French for this piece? Languages. 1:20:40 The size and scale of percussion's audience. 1:30:18 "Expertise"? 1:34:16 Some inspirational readings? 1:37:55 Different art mediums and collaborations that standout? 1:39:20 Memorization?
@Percussion 237 - PAS Diversity Alliance
Watch here Listen below0:00 Intros and hello3:14 A tid-bit on Zildjian and diversity. What is the Percussive Arts Society Diversity Alliance?7:10 How did the Diversity Alliance come about? Julie Hill, PAS President12:20 Why is the Diversity Alliance necessary?19:10 Value of representation21:30 Teaching around the issues26:55 De-centering and systemic barriers29:50 Working differently abled students?41:00 What else can we do as educators?43:20 Becoming a PAS Diversity Alliance member?45:35 How does the Diversity Alliance bring opportunities to people?55:00 Concern of tokenism and intentionally programming underrepresented people1:03:26 "It's just about having someone tell you the right thing"1:06:56 PAS and some future ideas1:12:42 Some educational resources the Diversity Alliance is building1:17:25 "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable"1:19:15 PASIC 2020?
@Percussion - 233 - Garrett Mendelow - Xenakis and Movement
Watch here Listen below 0:00 Intro and Hello. Casey history: huge loss of master recordings in warehouse fire6:10 Welcome, Garrett!8:38 Your master class on Xenakis? Rebonds 18:50 Garrett's woodblocks 23:40 What are the pedagogical benefits of studying Rebonds? 33:20 Karli: Mauricio Kagel, Rudolf von Laban and movement. Casey: Laban "efforts"1:15:20 Taxes and musicians