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I’m Siena. I’m a creative human - a musician, artist, and teacher. I’m here because I have Big Questions. How do we build a creative life? What keeps us going? What does our daily process tell us about ourselves? This podcast offers honest conversations between artists that reveal the strength, challenges, purpose, vulnerability and joy of living a creative life. These conversations offer a space for you to feel less alone, and to gather inspiration for your own life. New conversations every second Wednesday of the month.

The Process Siena Facciolo

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I’m Siena. I’m a creative human - a musician, artist, and teacher. I’m here because I have Big Questions. How do we build a creative life? What keeps us going? What does our daily process tell us about ourselves? This podcast offers honest conversations between artists that reveal the strength, challenges, purpose, vulnerability and joy of living a creative life. These conversations offer a space for you to feel less alone, and to gather inspiration for your own life. New conversations every second Wednesday of the month.

    Anthony Siciliano: Life is a Creative Process

    Anthony Siciliano: Life is a Creative Process

    Welcome to The Process, with host Siena Facciolo: honest conversations between artists that reveal the strength, challenges, purpose, vulnerability and joy of living a creative life. 
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    After years of vagabonding through the states, singer-songwriter Anthony Siciliano returned to his home city of Rochester, New York, and began to build Head to the Roots - an original roots rock music project. With humble beginnings as a one man band, Anthony performed live around the area while also producing two EP’s, Transitions and Seeker, which were recorded in the likes of his bedroom and parent’s basement. Now, Head to the Roots has evolved into a four-piece band. They perform on some of Rochester’s most renowned stages, they are touring through the North East, and are currently working on recording a new album.
    Check out Anthony’s work: 
    https://www.headtotheroots.com/

    Example of Anthony playing the didjeridoo, a wind instrument created by Indigenous Australians:
    https://youtu.be/7nMfTQhok0o


    Example of Lewis Burns, an ambassador of the Aboriginal Tradition, playing the didjeridoo: https://youtu.be/yG9ZX1FS20A
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    New episodes released every second Wednesday of the month.
    Rochester Groovecast is powered by www.balbertmarketing.com.
    The Process is produced, edited, and mixed by Siena Facciolo. Our theme music is written and performed by Siena Facciolo, Chris Palace, and Jordan Rabinowitz, featuring Sally Louise on guitar, mixed by Chris Palace, mastered by Jett Galindo. Special thanks to Chris Palace for engineering.
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    Solange Rodrigues: Cherishing

    Solange Rodrigues: Cherishing

    My guest this month is Solange Rodrigues, a dancer, choreographer and educator. Our  conversation ranges from finding inspiration during the pandemic to the importance of rest. 

    Solange Rodrigues is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, Class of 2020, with a BFA in dance, and a concentration in composition.  Born and raised in Rochester, NY, she trained at Little Red Dance Studio for 14 years.  At Purchase, she performed in several works and choreographed pieces within the Conservatory of Dance, as well as the Conservatory of Theater Arts.  While teaching at various schools and studios throughout the city of Rochester, she is continuing to make work, and is currently dancing for Frazee Feet Dance under the direction of Zachary Frazee, BioDance under the direction of Missy Pfohl Smith, and is a guest artist for The Pocketfuel Groovers, directed by Nick Alselmo.
    Check out her work: 
    instagram.com/solangeroddy
    Solange’s Senior Project
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    Please click “Follow” to subscribe to The Process on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to the show, and consider leaving a review if these conversations resonate with you. 
    New episodes released every second Wednesday of the month.
    Rochester Groovecast is powered by www.balbertmarketing.com.
    This podcast is produced, edited, and mixed by Siena Facciolo. Our theme music is written and performed by Siena Facciolo, Chris Palace, and Jordan Rabinowitz, featuring Sally Louise on guitar, mixed by Chris Palace, mastered by Jett Galindo. 
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    • 42 min
    Yen Ospina: The Strange Beauty of Being Human

    Yen Ospina: The Strange Beauty of Being Human

    Welcome to my open, vulnerable conversation with artist and healer Yen Ospina. We discuss her astounding artwork and creative process, highlighting the beauty and power of women of color, intergenerational trauma, and methods of healing. 
    Yen Ospina is the daughter of Colombian born immigrants who came to the United States in order to provide a better life for their child. As a proud LATINX queer artist, Yen enriches the lives of those around her through her unique and captivating work. A multi-talented artist, she creates in multiple mediums and scales - from digital prints to community murals. Her work centers on themes of power, mysticism, and visibility. She utilizes a core color palette of ochre, chocolate, cinnamon red, earthy orange, and a deep dusty teal that makes her diverse body of work instantly recognizable as done in her hand. 
    Check out her work: 
    yenospina.com 
    instagram.com/yenospina
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    Please click “Follow” to subscribe to The Process on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to the show. New conversations released every second Wednesday of the month.
    Presented by  Rochester Groovecast, powered by www.balbertmarketing.com.
    This podcast is produced, edited, and mixed by Siena Facciolo. Our theme music is written and performed by Siena Facciolo, Chris Palace, and Jordan Rabinowitz, featuring Sally Louise on guitar, mixed by Chris Palace, mastered by Jett Galindo. 
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    • 54 min
    Kristina Kaiser (XOXO): Making Creativity Your Full-Time Work

    Kristina Kaiser (XOXO): Making Creativity Your Full-Time Work

    Welcome to the Episode 2 of the  podcast, The Process, with Siena, featuring an in-depth conversation with artist and community powerhouse Kristina Kaiser. 
    Kristina Kaiser is a multi-media artist, creative consultant, and museum professional. She has been living and creating in Rochester, NY for most of her life. In 2013 Kristina earned a BFA in Studio Arts: Painting with a dual major in Art History from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Kristina is widely exhibited in the Rochester area and has been directing the Yards Collective since 2017. Acting as an art administrator Kristina has developed programming to help support and encourage emerging artists to reach creative success. 
    Check out her creative work: https://theyardsrochester.com/
    https://www.patreon.com/attheyards/
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    Please click “Follow” to subscribe to The Process on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to the show. New conversations released every second Wednesday of the month.
    Presented by Rochester Groovecast,  powered by www.balbertmarketing.com
    This podcast is produced, edited, and mixed by Siena Facciolo. Our theme music is written and performed by Siena Facciolo, Chris Palace, and Jordan Rabinowitz, featuring Sally Louise on guitar, mixed by Chris Palace, mastered by Jett Galindo.
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    • 50 min
    Zahyia: Finding Joy in the Small Things

    Zahyia: Finding Joy in the Small Things

    Introducing the newest Rochester Groovecast Collective podcast: The Process with Siena. My first guest is the incredible musician and creator, Zahyia. 
    I’m Siena. I’m a creative human - a musician, artist, and teacher. I’m here because I have Big Questions. How do we build a creative life? What keeps us going? What does our daily process tell us about ourselves? How can we learn from each other? The past two years have been incredibly challenging for all of us, and this uncertain time calls for a fresh look at the creative process. I want to hold space for our grief, resilience, and desire to add our voices to the constantly evolving fabric of humanity. Listen for honest conversations between artists that reveal the strength, challenges, purpose, vulnerability and joy of living a creative life. 
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    Zahyia, a songwriter, lyricist, producer and creative visionary, has dedicated her life to existing in spaces that elevate and change the limited narratives, images, and awareness of what it means to exist as a Black American Woman. With her eclectic background of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Lo-fi Hip-hop, Music Theater, Funk and Soul, Zahyia finds ways to push traditional boundaries in the world of music and Alternative R&B. In this conversation, she discusses letting go of the idea of perfection, infusing creativity into every aspect of life, and the unavoidable reality that all of us are struggling right now. Zahyia has found unconventional ways to build her daily life so that both her creative process and her family can flourish. Even as she pursues her artistic goals, she practices the art of appreciating the little things. 
    Zahyia’s Creative Work: https://linktr.ee/zahyiamusic
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    Please click “Follow” to subscribe to The Process on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to the show, and consider leaving a review if these conversations resonate with you. 
    New episodes released every second Wednesday of the month.
    Rochester Groovecast is powered by www.balbertmarketing.com.
    This podcast is produced, edited, and mixed by Siena Facciolo. Our theme music is written and performed by Siena Facciolo, Chris Palace, and Jordan Rabinowitz, featuring Sally Louise on guitar, mixed by Chris Palace, mastered by Jett Galindo. 
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 1 min

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A community of artists

Siena has a way of connecting to the artist so that we get a really honest, thoughtful conversation. I learned that there is a community of artists who face the same problems and think about the same things, like how to be authentic in our strange culture. If you are not a musician, you learn how complex the recording and videos of your music can be. This podcast is wonderful.

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