You have to suck at something before you can be good at it. It’s at once obvious and confounding. This interview from the River of Suck podcast between Andy Reiner and Cedric Easton, recorded live from the Creative Strings Workshop in Columbus, perfectly wraps up the focus of the past season for me. Read on Read more about Crossing a River of Suck[…]
Jazz Violinist Regina Carter gives a rare extensive candid interview, diving into her inspiring beginnings as a stand-alone jazz violinist, jumping to jazz from classical training, inspiring stories of encouraging mentors, and also, her tender experiences of supporting her mother and other loved ones through music. A recipient of the MacArthur (AKA “genius”) Award, Regina Read more about Regina Carter/ Jazz Violinist: In Her Own Words – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 32[…]
In Creative Strings Podcast Episode 25 we take a look at many of Pablo’s compositions and play samples along with his commentary on:
>- Clavé as a mantra
>- Fear in classical music
>- The academizing of jazz
In the first of a two part interview, I sat down with my former colleague at the Berklee College of Music, Mark Simos, to discuss the strategies featured in his book Songwriting Strategies: A 360-Degree Approach.
Join us in part two of a special two-part episode in which Dr. Markand Thakar challenges us to transcend the ordinary through music. “To absorb yourself into the sound you have to let go of your place in the world…” Markand Thakar is a music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and co-director of graduate conducting at the Peabody Conservatory. Drawing from ideas Read more about Conductor Markand Thakar on achieving transcendent musical performances Pt. 2 – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 7[…]