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A Composer's Journey - Learn the Art of Composing
My Composing Process and Tools

A Composer's Journey - Learn the Art of Composing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 22:55


This episode looks at my composing process and tools, referring to a track I wrote and mocked up in the first week of January. We talk about all the gear, software, and processes you'll need to go through to produce your own fully mocked up piece of music! Remember to join the list, if you want to be part of the coming courses: http://insidethescore.com/composers

Song and a Chat
Summer Sun

Song and a Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 32:28


Episode #93: Summer Sun        (Song starts at  8:25 ) Welcome to an ‘End Of Year' / Christmas special. Summer Sun (song # 576), was inspired by a memory of being the waves at the beach - the joy of being in the water, feeling completely free. I've really enjoyed this year of podcasting. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it really helped me during these Covid times. That's the power of the art.  I love how I'm connecting with so many people. I've always wanted to bring good stuff into the world and share it, this podcast is really doing it for me. I hope you're enjoying tuning in each week.  I have so much recorded music to share - and lots more composed to share in the future. Composing 'Summer Sun' was a pleasure. It happens quickly for me. Have a listen and see how it came together.  You can hear the band demo of it too.  I really think access to the creative domain is for everyone. I would hasten to add: Practice is a fine and necessary thing in order so to find that more easily.  Being at the beach inspires my creativity. On this podcast there's a recording of me talking at the beach. I actually mention the song title as I speak. That was the moment that I thought. Hey, why don't I feature this song this week? So I did.  I also include a short recording of me talking, sitting in the backyard this morning with a few magpies. Listening back, I speak with a very low morning voice. I'm definitely a night owl, which is when I record these episodes.  Being relaxed is a big part of songwriting. I would say it's absolutely necessary, in fact, so you can ‘be in the moment' / be in the zone & open up to whatever is waiting.  The more you do something, the easier it seems to get, right? It's like building up muscles - use them or lose them...as they say.  If it's your first visit here, come on, join me now for an entertaining yarn - and some music. It's all very relaxed and inclusive here.  As usual, there's more songwriting tips here ( although I'd never presume to say this is ‘how you should' do it - I'm just sharing my processes. By having fun and following my nose. Like a dog on the beach, I'm lost in the joy of the moment).  It's so good to be recording these podcast episodes. Thanks again for tuning in.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy the song. I'll be recording the finished version of this with the Patient Hum in the not too distant future.  Pete. Www.petepascoe.wordpress.com. Blog.  Pete Pascoe and the Patient Hum. Band    (link to bandcamp - the roughest cut) Pete Pascoe and Paul Dredge. Folk rock  (link to bandcamp walking through a dream). 

Up Your Creative Genius
Robin Fisher: How to personalize your wardrobe to best show your character

Up Your Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 41:21


Fashion industry veteran and expert Robin Fisher is one of the leading image consultants in the Washington DC Metro area. In 2008 Robin left the corporate fashion world and put her passion behind a new labor of love: Polished, a full service personal styling and corporate image consulting agency. Robin's experience in the fashion industry spans over twenty five years and has included positions ranging from Executive Department Store Buyer, Magazine Creative Director, International Production Manager, and more. A certified image consultant who received intensive training in London, her personal clients include high achieving female executives, diplomats, judges, attorneys, doctors, authors, news anchors and any woman that is ready to get her style back on track! Robin has also been featured on CNN, FOX, NBC, Redbook, The Epoch Times, Washingtonian, Capital Files Magazine, Modern Luxury, and more. SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram - @polishedimage  Twitter - @polishedimage  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PolishedImage/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/polished/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/upyourcreativegenius/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-dobrowolski-532368/ Up Your Creative Geniushttps://www.upyourcreativegenius.com/  Timestamp 2:02 Meeting Robin Fisher and understand how she gets into fashion 5:37 Her leap into fashion industry after internship 5:51 Confidence lies in what you wear 9:24 Composing her own business process 15:20 How Robin started Polished as a working mom 21:16 Robin has always been into fashion since she was a kid 23:05 Robin's shares about her first client and her business startup 26:23 Make a business out of your interest - you will never feel like work 28:59 Fashion tips from Robin 31:26 Polished - six week program 33:47 Future vision of Robin and Polished 37:46 Robin's way of starting her daily routine  Transcript Patti Dobrowolski 00:03 Hello superstars, welcome to the Up Your Creative Genius podcast, where you will gain insight and tips to stomp on the accelerator and blast off to transform your business and your life. I'm your host, Patti Dobrowolski. And if this is your first time tuning in, then strap in because this is serious rocket fuel. Each week, I interview fellow creative geniuses to help you learn how easy it is to up your creative genius in any part of your life. Hi, everybody. All right. It is so amazing. All right, because I am so excited about our guest today. She's a fashion industry veteran, and an expert - Robin Fisher. She's one of those amazing people. She's from the Washington DC area. But in 2008, she left the corporate fashion world and she went into her passion to really help people to create a look and feel for who they are. And her experience in the fashion industry has really changed the face of everything. She's worked with executive placement, store buyers and magazine creative directors. And she's been doing all of these fantastic things in the international space. And so I am super excited to have you here. Robin, you got to tell us about you and how you got started. I'm not sure I gave you all the right accreditation. Should we start that again? I'm sure we'll cover it. So that's good. So tell me all right, so you're helping people to get their look and feel together. Right? So tell me how did you get started doing this? Because you came from the fashion industry. So where did you work? And what did you do in the past? And how did you even get into that? Where were you born? And tell us a little bit about you and your past? I'd love to hear it? Robin Fisher 02:02 Sure. So I was born and raised in Oakland, California. Patti Dobrowolski 02:06 Yes. Robin Fisher 02:08 And my grandmother actually owned a business in San Francisco and she dealt with antiques and vintage. And so literally people would come to her when I was a little girl or costuming. So it would be jazz singers, theater, you know, costume designers and you know, collectors and all those kind of things. But where we would go to get the merchandise was where I really kind of fell in love with the whole process of fashion and manufacturing and all that kind of stuff. Because we would take trips into Denver to the cotton mills. And so when I was a little girl, I would climb like a story high of nothing but cotton garments. And basically they were there to get bleached back white soaked, and then the yarns come apart and then re-spun into thread. And so my grandmother was there to pull out the antiques and the vintage finds before they went through that process. So that was something that I actually just was always anamour with. And then Oakland is in San Francisco definitely is an industrial kind of town. And so as I got older, you know, my mother is a master tailor. She used to sew people, wedding gowns and prom dresses in our living room. And so I just had always been around the industry, you know, but I was a troubled teen, you know. Patti Dobrowolski 03:33 Oakland, I lived in Oakland, so I do a lot of trouble. Robin Fisher 03:38 And so but I just always wanted more for myself. But the biggest thing that I watched my family work together as a family, and if our businesses made money, that meant we ate well, that week, if our business didn't make money, it was a little bit of a struggle. And so I always have a personal goal of mine was for me to go into the fashion industry at a corporate level. However, you didn't see a lot of people back in those days that looked like me know for sure. But people definitely never really took me seriously. But it was just something that was a burning desire, because I just love the legacy of my family. So it wasn't until I went to college, got my act together, and 19, 20 years old and finally enrolled in San Francisco State that I started you know, I'd always worked retail jobs. You know, even my first job outside of my grandmother and family's business was at the Ross Dress For Less you know, yeah, yeah, for sure. And I've worked you know, high end retail, you know, Ferragamo and Nordstroms. And, you know, all that kind of stuff and I just loved you know, just the whole sales process helping people and I did that all through college, but once I was coming out, I took a non paid internship at a fashion company in San Francisco that hired me probably about six or eight months before I actually graduated. And then I was put on full time once I graduated. Patti Dobrowolski 05:02 Wow, that's fantastic. Well, you know, that's where I came from that that's what I did. When I was in college. I did all that retail, you know, Nordstrom, Frederick and Nelson when they existed, you know, just worked in all those places so that I could afford to buy some clothes, right at a discounted price. Robin Fisher 05:22 Right, exactly. Patti Dobrowolski 05:23 Yeah. Gotta get your look and feel. Robin Fisher 05:24 Yeah. Yeah. Patti Dobrowolski 05:27 So well, that's incredible. I love that you came from that history. And so then when you did that internship, then what happened? What you do after that? Robin Fisher 05:37 Sure. So I honestly got that internship, because it was at the time that we were going from flatlay patterns that people were drafting on the tables, but into computer aided drafting. And I had been writing. Patti Dobrowolski 05:50 So CAD drawing, yes? Robin Fisher 05:51 CAD, and I had been certified in AutoCAD. And so the reason they had hired me was to take their hard patterns into digitalization to you know, help lead that process. And so after that, once I graduated, and went into full time they put me on international production teams. Oh, fantastic. Yep. All right. innerwear, which is underwear, and then also special cuts, that's when companies would come to us and want us to run their private label. And so I really looked around, and because even a home girl coming out of Oakland, you know, I was going to college. I remember saying, Okay, well, I don't look like a college and really making that transition to you know, Jack Purcells vintage 501. So why as you know, t shirt, and, you know, just Eddie Bauer puff coat, and that became my uniform. And I really took on the persona of a college student, even though I was struggling through my first engineering classes, but I saw the difference, you know, that? Patti Dobrowolski 06:49 Oh, I love that, so what you put on, gave you the confidence to do what you were doing? Like, put that on? Wow, I love that. Robin Fisher 06:59 Communicated that I was a student, you know, versus right. Oh, you know, hip girl coming out of Oakland, you know? Yep. And so that's when I really, you know, thought of back, you know, working alongside my grandmother, when some of the costume designers would come or the jazz musicians would come to her and they say, oh, you know, and this kind of look has this. And that kind of look has that. So when I looked around right after college, I was like, well, I could go into Silicon Valley and make twice as much as what I'm making. But I'm just married to this whole fashion thing, right? Yeah, I thought I was thinking, but I was like, what do the people that make the money look like? And so these people were very tailored, very, you know, had a great executive Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss, right. So I knew that I was not at that level. But I knew I wanted to send the message that I was headed that way. So I took my first paycheck, went and bought three suits from the limited you know, black, gray and navy, just how we used to do back in the days, right? Patti Dobrowolski 08:01 That's right. Did you have like that little flippy scarf thing that hung down on your shirt?I've always they always tried to get me to wear one of those. I'm like, I'm gay for that, sorry. Robin Fisher 08:18 Literally, I would break the suit up, I would never wear it together. So I wear the nice slacks with a nice top or the blazer with a nice pair of jeans. And so it really started sending the non verbal message that this girl is going places. And that in conjunction with my work, opportunity came open for an international trip that was going around the world, you know, starting in Asia, ending in Europe and back into New York. And I was chosen to go and. Patti Dobrowolski 08:44 Oh fantastic. Robin Fisher 08:46 Yeah, it was six months after I never since then I just took off. Patti Dobrowolski 08:49 That's fantastic. So how old were you when that opportunity happen? Robin Fisher 08:53 God, I think I was like 25 26 years old. I was relatively young. I know, I was the youngest person to ever go. But I just really always have taken myself really seriously. Yeah, and so. Patti Dobrowolski 09:08 Climb and all that those cotton things, obviously. I want to get to the top up there. So there you go. That's just a metaphor for you. You have it. All right. So then you're out there, you're doing this thing you're traveling, right? And then what happens? Robin Fisher 09:24 Well, you know, going global, I would say I never really had been a lot of places besides Denver, Seattle, where my dad lives in summer and holidays, and then Oakland and then you know, California. So seeing the world just really opened my eyes and I just wanted more, you know, and a world differently. And I just was like, Okay, what's next? And so one of the things I loved love loved production, but I wanted to know like, after I make this stuff, what do you guys do with it? How do you write me? And so my college sweetheart, who is now my husband was on the East Coast doing grad school. And so opportunity became available for me to go and be an executive buyer for my company. And when I thought about it overall, in terms of what I wanted for my long term goals in my career, I was like, Okay, this is perfect. So they relocated me out there. And then that's when I started the buying trend. And so it was, that was really fun, because literally the merchandise that I had produced I met in store. So yeah, I was very connected to the whole process, like, how is it gonna sell? How does it sell through? How do you mark it down? You know, and margins. And that was actually a really hard transition, because it was going into finance. But from there. Patti Dobrowolski 10:45 Yeah, because you really have to understand it end to end, right. So you have to understand it from a seller's market, right? So it's not just the buying, it's that what do you do with that aftermarket? And what happens to it? And then where do they make their profit in that? And how can you get the most profit, really, and you so you got to really understand the spreadsheet. Robin Fisher 11:06 That's what I tell people all the time, like, people were like, were you going to the fashion with someone like, Absolutely, but that was like, 10% of my job. And by the end of it, I didn't want to be there. I'd rather be in my office making sure that you know, because what comes down the runway is does not always be produced. But yet, it was a great experience. And it really gave me a 360 view in the fashion industry. And, you know, after I left that company, I had my first son married my husband, and then I went to another company, but this company was very specialized. And their thing was urban fashion. And so the first time I realized like, I'm not really into like the hip hop stuff, I had more of a classic personal taste. Patti Dobrowolski 11:53 Except for the jeans and the t shirt and the puffy coat that Eddie Bauer that's about as far as it went after that you were in the suits, right? Why? Robin Fisher 12:05 I always love suits. I always have had a classic even as a kid I wore Argyle, you know, best sweaters like, you know, that was just kind of like my aesthetic probably coming from my mom, but I loved it. Right? Yeah. But when I got to DC, I personally had issues with the dress code, because it was so white. And I was like, Oh my God, and they wrote me up, because I didn't wear collared shirts, you know? Patti Dobrowolski 12:30 Oh my God. Are you kidding? Oh my gosh. Robin Fisher 12:34 Let me tell you what I did, Patti. I flew into San Francisco went to the Haight Ashbury hit up probably about three or four of my favorite vintage stores got 70 Psychedelic shirts with collars. And I started popping them underneath my suit. And people were like, Oh my god. So that's where the concept of my concept of my company comes from, like, individual taste and individual style. Because once I started putting no I was fine. You know, the plain boring, you know. Patti Dobrowolski 13:03 Why not gonna happen? That's right. It's not gonna happen. fast enough. Robin Fisher 13:08 This, aren't we exactly. So weird and bizarre. Patti Dobrowolski 13:12 And I think that really I remember this going into my first job, right? The first time I went into a consulting thing, I thought I had to wear a three piece suit. Let me just say I bought a skirt. Okay, that's me buying a skirt that I hadn't worn one in years. Skirt, heels, top and then that shirt collared shirt, you know, but a plain shirt. And let me just say it was a huge flop. I was so uncomfortable that at the end of the day, I just took that suit and I took it right to, you know, resale place and I'm like, I am never wearing that suit again. Again. No, it's not me. You know, I have to be myself. Right? Important, right? It's so it is because your confidence comes from you feeling comfortable in your skin, right? Even if you got a Hugo Boss suit on, you got to know that it really represents you, whatever it is. Alright, so then how did you get from there into dressing people? Really? That's not the right way of saying it. Of course you've given that a look. And. Robin Fisher 14:10 Yeah, well, honestly, through my whole career, and my whole life, I've had to reposition myself and I've always done that through hair, makeup and clothes. I've always done that. So, you know, as a teenager, I was really insecure. I was blessed to go into very great schools for academics, but these girls had a lot of resources because they were private schools. I was on scholarships there you know. Yeah. And I just hated the feeling of feeling inadequate. I hated the feeling of people thinking that they were better than me or me mentally forget them me mins. Yeah, right. The way that I was able to combat that was by staying in the lines of the Walgreens or CVS and the makeup and the you know, just getting myself together and so I'm a process because in the fashion industry, you know, especially when you're walking the streets in New York, and you know, all these different shows, people are looking you up and down to see if you look the part all the time. And that was something that just comes with my industry. And I'm just like, Hell, if they're going to look me up and down, let me give them something to look at. Patti Dobrowolski 15:19 Exactly, exactly. Robin Fisher 15:20 Right. Because a lot of things that don't have to be said, if you walk in and look in a certain kind of way, you know, and so I developed a process like, you know, as women, we come on done all the time, you know, for different various different types of reasons. And I realized that I had a process of getting myself back on track every single time. Yes. And when I was at the last company I was at I wasn't treated very well, I was waiting to move back into San Francisco. So I took a job, which I thought would be temporary, but my husband did not want to leave the East Coast. And so we ended up getting pregnant with a set of twins. Patti Dobrowolski 16:01 Oh, wow. Well, that's a full time job right there. Robin Fisher 16:05 And I probably been ready. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit. It comes from the beauty of my family. But I had probably been ready to start my own thing for about three, four years, but I just wasn't listening. You know what I mean? I just wasn't, my focus was to get me and my kid and my husband back to San Francisco. And then I go work for one of the companies there. And I had communities lined up, and I was just waiting and biding my time. But I didn't work out, you know, once you get a set of twins. Patti Dobrowolski 16:36 Oh, yeah, you got to be near family to help with them. You gotta. Yeah, it's crazy. Well, Robin Fisher 16:42 We actually stayed on the East Coast. Patti Dobrowolski 16:45 Oh, did you wow, okay crazy. Robin Fisher 16:47 Post about the family support. But you know, I had a bad situation in the office one day, and I was only probably about eight or nine weeks pregnant with my twins. I'm a twin too. So it was a total shock to me that I was having twins. I was older. And literally, I was in risk of losing them. Patti Dobrowolski 17:06 Yes. Robin Fisher 17:07 I just made that decision at that very moment that no job is worth losing your kids over? Well, first of all my integrity. Patti Dobrowolski 17:17 Right. Robin Fisher 17:18 Secondly, just the respect. And I knew the power that I had at that company. I knew tribution. And it was a lot. Patti Dobrowolski 17:27 Yeah. Robin Fisher 17:28 And I was just like, No. And then when I piled on the fact that I had been under that kind of pressure. Patti Dobrowolski 17:34 That's what I'm thinking. Robin Fisher 17:35 I period of time. And now I have kids and the kids, for me was where I was like, Absolutely not get your stuff together, get your stuff, y'all out here and don't ever come back. And so yeah, I walked off. And it was very. Patti Dobrowolski 17:52 I bet that was scary. Robin Fisher 17:54 It was very scary, because my husband was newly out of grad school. Like I said, we did not have the family support here. But it was definitely me choosing myself over a job for most, even though I love the industry. And I actually love the work that I did at the company, because it was very successful. You know, most of the people there were amazing. But it was one of those things that that's what I said, you know, you got to feed yourself, you're gonna have to yourself, because Washington DC is not a fashion town at all. Opportunities here are very far and wide in between. And I felt like if I did take another opportunity, and they were presented to me, but in this region that I would just be setting myself up to go back down the same road. Patti Dobrowolski 18:39 Yeah. And what I love about what you're saying is one and this for me is key. You know, you're in a circumstance where you're not treated well, people don't respect you. It's wrong. It's just wrong. And you realize the stress, you've got these twins, and it's stressful. And that's why I said that about you know, because of the kids. I mean, because of the stress, why you can't put your body under stress and expect to have those kids feel that they feel that you know, and you don't want to birth a couple of kids who have issues because you were under stress when you were pregnant, right? And what I love about it is that you totally took it and you're like no matter what, I'm going to have to do this myself, I'm going to have to feed myself, it's going to happen. And I think that is like a huge leap that you took with your husband just out of graduate school or in graduate school. You know, I mean, that's a big leap out into the middle of nothing, right? Yeah. What did you do to get yourself to land? Robin Fisher 19:40 Well, to be honest with you, I got really depressed because everything I felt like I had worked for in my life and what saved me from myself as a young young woman, I felt was like over you know, what was I going to do? I had always played with different business things and you know in the fashion space designing jewelry selling handbags at one time. Patti Dobrowolski 20:04 Yeah, yeah. Robin Fisher 20:04 Different stuff. But it was nothing that I just said, If my husband was making it where I could have been a stay at home mom, I tried that junk with my first son and Jesus. No, I just like. Patti Dobrowolski 20:17 I need to have my own thing. I can't stay here with you. Robin Fisher 20:22 Yeah, I tried. I tried. I did. Actually I did. I wasn't saying, what I just started this, on the side where I had my little business, you know, to take care of. And oh, literally, I think once I finally got over just the depression of it all, and just how everything had happened, and really started to think about my power and my position. And what I was able to do realistically with three children, while also you know, making sure that I was filling my soul, one of the things I always loved are beautiful women, I could sit on a bench in Paris, London, a park in Oakland, or Berkeley, you know, hiking, I love to see women pulled together and looking amazing. Regardless, if they're coming down the aisle at Target, they're picking up their kids from school. Patti Dobrowolski 21:16 Yeah. Robin Fisher 21:16 We're working, you know, at a corporate office. And that's actually where it started, because my mom was an executive in San Francisco. And my grandmother used to pick her up, and I would just sit there, you know, at the window, like a little girl and just watch all the very nice dressed women and men walked by. And so I was like, You know what, I have a whole process about how I reinvent myself, or recreate myself, and I understand often. And I also had done a lot of research, you know, through the years about style and stuff like that. And I was like, I need to turn it into something. Patti Dobrowolski 21:52 Yeah. Robin Fisher 21:53 So I sat down six months pregnant with my twins, and I wrote my business plan, and I decided to go back and finish get my masters. And so as soon as they were born, I enrolled in school, I started, you know, putting the pieces together creatively. And when they were probably about one years old, I've completed my master's, I went to London, right before I completed my master's and train with one of the world's best image consultants ever, because I knew I needed a high level. Patti Dobrowolski 22:23 Yes. Robin Fisher 22:24 Serious level, and she was amazing. But then I still needed to turn that into my own. You know what I mean? Patti Dobrowolski 22:30 Yes, yes, of course, because you get a mentor, but they give you their perspective on things. And you then have to shape that for what it is. That's your thing, your niche, whatever it is, right. Robin Fisher 22:42 Absolutely. Patti Dobrowolski 22:43 That's fantastic. Robin Fisher 22:44 Yeah. And so in the night because I was there I think for two weeks, and my twin brother and my mom came in watch my kids for me. You know, during the day, I would train and in the evenings, I would write my thesis. And so when I came back, I submitted that thing. I graduated and launched Polished the same month, December 2008. Patti Dobrowolski 23:05 Yeah, I love that Polished is a perfect name for your business, because that's really what you're doing. You're helping people to get their Polish going on. So tell me then how'd you get your first client? What was that like for you? Robin Fisher 23:20 Oh my god. So like I said, I believe when you can't get it together, you go down to the bare bones and I again, a little bit over 100 pounds pregnant with my twins. The budget was definitely not the same without that income. And so I had gone to like, you know, I think targeted and shopping Macy's and I had put together this little capsule of a wardrobe and literally I was wearing a uniform once again similar. Patti Dobrowolski 23:48 Yeah. Robin Fisher 23:48 Wore back like in my old company. Patti Dobrowolski 23:49 Your new uniform, your Polished uniform. Robin Fisher 23:53 Very similar to what I have on. Patti Dobrowolski 23:55 There you go, there you go. Robin Fisher 23:57 Nurse these guys. And so I was walking through our flagship mall here, which was Pentagon City and I have my twins with me. And this woman stopped me because I was there all the time. I hadn't really you know made any traction yet and she stopped me she goes I see you all the time and you always look so well put together. And I'm a mess. I have a set of twins and you know how do you do it? And I started laughing I said well actually is a concept based on basics. And she said basics and so I said well actually an executive image consultant personal stylist I just launched a business you know here's a card, call me. Well she did and she. Patti Dobrowolski 24:36 Oh yay. Robin Fisher 24:38 You know be owning executive coaching firm here. Patti Dobrowolski 24:42 Fantastic. Robin Fisher 24:44 Oh, it just took off. Patti Dobrowolski 24:44 Oh my god. Oh, I bet I bet and then did like at the very beginning. How did you figure out your pricing and things like that those real basic things like did you start off low and then eventually just bare self up? Robin Fisher 24:57 Yes. absolutely. And I'll be be honest with you, my goal wasn't, you know, to make a ton of money. My goal was to give myself some business. And then also to pay my student loans myself, I did not want to ask my husband to help pay for my student loans. That was my independence. Okay. Patti Dobrowolski 25:15 Yeah, yeah. Robin Fisher 25:16 So literally Polish would generate them. But then after a year, it just started growing and growing and growing and growing. And I was like, Oh, my God, I don't even know where to do with my kids. Like, you know what I mean, like I was booking people in the evening hours and on the weekends when my husband can watch them. So Polished was really grown alongside the development of my children as well. Now, that is what honestly, the best part about my company is because they were there, when I was signing up for the LLC in the business office. I'm like, bottles and pushing the stroller. Patti Dobrowolski 25:50 I love it. I love this. This is really, really the life of a working mom. I mean, this is what's true, is that I love that they were there everywhere, because you were there everywhere with your mom and your grandma. And this is really what we, you know, the myth is that there's some other place that they should go. But honestly, the best way you learn about things is by watching and observing and seeing how other people are. And then you figure out, Oh, who am I within the world of that? Robin Fisher 26:17 Right. Patti Dobrowolski 26:17 And so I love that. So now, what's your favorite thing about what you do right now? Robin Fisher 26:23 You know, my favorite thing that I do right now is just work with women where they are, you know, women transition all the time, and they're always going through things. And sometimes it's like, this can be overwhelming. It's not sometimes this overwhelmed a lot of women, and I'm like, I can teach you to take, you know, everything that you need to know about yourself, when it comes to this fashion environment. Because you don't have to be an expert in everything, you know, and we fall apart. You know, like, four years ago, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Patti Dobrowolski 26:56 Oh my god. Robin Fisher 26:57 One of the things that I feel so blessed about is that my company kept going, even when I wasn't taking new clients at times, I wasn't promoting my business, there were a lot of things, I just did not have the, you know, energy to do, because of what I was going through, but the brand of Polished and the power of Polished and what it does, kept my business moving till I got well, and then you know, I was able to pick it up again, which is my opinion, the whole essence of what Polished is about. So when I work with women that are going through those kinds of things, you know, illness or promotions, or maybe they're retiring, maybe they've done a regional move, maybe they're getting a divorce, maybe they're in a new relationship, you know, those are the kind of things that really make me extremely happy. I've always had a huge respect, especially coming out of the San Francisco Bay Area for culture. And so the fact that I attract international clientele makes me extremely happy. So I'd say everything, everything. Patti Dobrowolski 28:03 That's, that's fantastic. Well, congratulations for coming through colon cancer. And I hope you're, you know, just doing well now, and I just send that send that energy your way. But here's what I love about what is very unique about you, is that you actually are most interested in the point of pivot, you're interested in creating the new persona that you are through your look and feel. Robin Fisher 28:29 Yeah. Patti Dobrowolski 28:29 Helping you understand, here's the base and the basics of what you need to know about you. And then let's build on that based on who you've emerged and have become, is that right? Robin Fisher 28:40 Yes. Patti Dobrowolski 28:41 So then give some of our listeners a tip about the basics. Is there any kind of tip that you would give them that would just help them as they're going into their closet before they call you on the phone to get you to help them? You know, is there any simple thing that you would give them that would be helpful? Robin Fisher 28:59 Sure. So a lot of people when they think about fashion and style, they think about things, but all the bells and whistles, they really forget about the stuff just like this quick little shirt I throw on to jump on here that pull outfits together, that pull looks together. And so I want to scream that from the rooftop because there's so many times that I've looked at in a woman's wardrobe and all I'm looking for is a simple black pair of slacks, no bells and whistles, no details, or all I'm looking for is a simple blazer, or a simple collared shirt like similar to this and they're just not there. And so they get themselves in a bind because literally they'll have all these fashion items that they picked up that they just love but they have nothing to anchor them to. Patti Dobrowolski 29:44 Yeah. Robin Fisher 29:45 And so that is the one thing I would say is like check your closet, make sure based on how you're functioning so if you're a person that is working from home right now you need you know, abundance of maybe comfortable pants, right. But those comfortable pants, make sure that some of them are clean. So when you put on a fashion shirt, you just put those comfortable pants on, and you're good to go. You know what I mean? Patti Dobrowolski 30:11 Well, and for me, it's like, it's not just comfortable pants, can I wear them in public so that I can actually go out, you know, into the world and not have to change out of my sweatpants, right? So there's something like that, I have that. So it's something really, that will anchor you you said, anchor you, and then what? Robin Fisher 30:30 And then you add on the fashion, you know, and that's when I build capsule wardrobes for clients. The first thing that I invested in is finding out what their personal taste level is, you know, I'm 33%, classic, 33%, natural and 33% updated, okay, so I'm always going to have some kind of classic kind of tailoring on but you'll see that I also will play with trends, but it will only be up to 33%. If I go over that, it's just like to costuming for me. Patti Dobrowolski 31:01 I love that now, I want you to pay attention to can you see the pull through of the engineer of her that build into that percentage thing. That's what I'm listening for him, like, She's totally an engineer, she's engineered this piece of your fashion, so that you can create the closet that you need to have so that you can go in there anytime and pull together the things that and I bet everybody has different percentages. Would you say? Robin Fisher 31:26 Yeah, buddy, like I run a six week program. Okay, we're literally I help women, you know, develop their individual style and wardrobe to match within that six week program. And I can tell you that there's women there from all over the country, you know, even internationally, and literally, they're never the same. It's very rare, you know, because I it's a very intimate group. So I only take up to 10 people. Patti Dobrowolski 31:51 That's fantastic. Is this online, that you do it? Okay. So if you're listening, and you wonder, like, How can this happen for me, you want to be one of those 10 that get into that, I would say that individualized experience so that you could learn, you can learn and you can listen to what she does with other people. Oh, my God, I'm getting in that that's all there is to it. I love that. Robin Fisher 32:16 You know, I work with women one on one too. Okay, yeah, that's a faster process. Patti Dobrowolski 32:22 If they fly you to Paris, and you want to do that, or Vienna, you're okay with that, you'll be fine with that go wherever it is. Robin Fisher 32:30 You know, what I learned is I just respect differences. And people learn different. So someone can learn everything within their consultation and me pulling together their capsule, and they're like, okay, but then there's other women that they learn by doing. They learn by, you know, asking questions. And so that's why I developed the six week program, just to help them because what I basically do for all of my clients, whether it's one on one, or whether it's in a group program is I teach them what I know. But for them, okay, so they begin to own style editor. And to me, that's where the power comes from. That's where the confidence comes from. Because once you understand your personal taste level, your fashion rules, your body type, all those kinds of things gel together, then the confidence comes with, I'm killing it, because I know I am but you are talking about it's because this is my personal taste level. This is how I do it. So you know. Patti Dobrowolski 33:27 Whatever, get with it. Yeah. That's right. I love that. So when you think about the vision of the future for you, what's that look like for your business for where you're going? What do you want to be known for? What do you want to do that you haven't stepped into yet? Do you want to expand into? Robin Fisher 33:47 Yeah, well, to be honest with you, I'm working on that. Now. I want to touch as many women as I can. I think life is, you know, I have a different view of life just based on what I've gone through, especially in the last five years, where it's too short to feel insecure and not attractive, you know, full of joy, you know what I mean? And if and your appearance is what is holding you back, girl, I got you okay, yeah, you know, come on, I can we can fix this up real quick, and I can let unleash you to the world with your power, you know what I mean? So that is honestly what makes me happy. And when I was ill, I really had to do some deep soul searching. And honestly, every single time I thought about what do you want to do with the rest of your life? If you're blessed to you know, beat Patti Dobrowolski 34:35 Yes. Robin Fisher 34:35 And it was the same thing. It was the same thing. That's what I want to be known for. I want to be known for the woman that helped me get my stuff together and taught me a process that I can always keep myself together. Even when I fall apart. I can put it back together, you know, and you know, just broadening my reach because honestly, I've been in the DMV, I've been a mom so I never really focused on my reach out. I was blessed to work with a lot of international people, you know, diplomats, and you're on business just based on the region that I'm in. Patti Dobrowolski 35:08 Yep. Robin Fisher 35:08 Also my specialty, I was very attractive to them. So but I never really expanded my reach until COVID. When COVID happened, that's when I decided, like, you know, I prayed about I was like, oh, Lord, you know, with my disorder, we just in my mind, it's just not going to be safe, even they won't know, what am I going to do? And I really considered, you know, just that's it, you know, just from my head. Yeah. But I thought thought it through and talked it through, you know, with my advisers, like my family, my mom, you know, my aunts are great advisors. And finally, what I had been doing digital work for a very long time, because a lot of my diplomats would get deployed. And a lot of the people that would work with me domestically would ended up going back to their home countries, and they want to keep working with me. So I actually had the whole processes already. Patti Dobrolski 36:01 Ready in the digital space. Yeah. So I think, you know, we underestimate, I mean, me, too, I was alive illustrator. So I was often a speaker and an illustrator live and in person. And when it pivoted, I had just started doing online classes just before that, and everything, of course, became online and still is. And so when I get called to go places that real and in person, I'm like, really? Are you sure that you can't do it? Are you really gonna all get together? COVID is still really high. Because I still want to wear my, you know, comfortable bottoms instead of like, put on my suit, right. And so I love that, that you were able to easily transition into that, Oh, my God, I could ask you so many questions, I have to save it for the next time I talk to you because I want to come and do that course with you. Because I think that would be fantastic. And if you're listening, you want to look in the show notes here and get involved, I want you to really carefully look at where she is in Instagram. Because Polished is something you need, you definitely need to do this and this piece that we're in a time of pivot. So you have to understand that if you're not aligning what you look like with who you are inside, you're doing a disservice to the people to showing your full self I think and that's what you're talking about. So all right, I just want one last question I want to ask you before I gotta let you go, cuz I know you have a hard stop. So what is your day look like? Tell me from the moment you get up until what happens in your day. And you know, just give me the brief overview. But people love to get inside your world. So how do you prepare yourself in the world do you have any daily practice you do and things that help you to bring your full self into the world? Robin Fisher 37:46 Sure. So you know, I wake up relatively early, I like to be up before my twins, my oldest son is away at school, so I don't really have to worry about him. But I do a lot of meditation in the morning, just you know, focusing on my day, and just checking in with myself. And then about seven o'clock, my twins rise, we you know, do the whole morning routine, I drive them to school. And by 10 o'clock, I'm fully dressed and you know, usually working on Zoom, if not taking calls, meetings, doing marketing and stuff like that. So that goes through my day until about maybe about three o'clock and then I will go pick them up, then I'll come back. And then I'm usually working with clients in the evening time. So sometimes I'll be working with clients, but there's a window at 12 one at two and then one at five. So I only take because this is such a creative process. I only take about four clients a week. Patti Dobrowolski 38:43 I bet. Robin Fisher 38:43 And the reason why is because I'm a creative person, I want to zero in and focus on them. So I take them during the latter part of the week. Once the merchandise is you know up on the systems that you know that people have received so I can really give them the best assortments available the consultation, you know, I've had time to really go in and deep dive and study them yet so forth. So my typical week, I probably shut down at around 10 o'clock. I'm trying to get better about not working past a certain time. But yeah, honestly, it doesn't feel like work to me, and none of my jobs except for the bad. You know, treatment. Yeah, no, I've never made a single dime. I don't think even outside of the fashion industry. I don't think of it as work. Patti Dobrowolski 39:32 That's fantastic. Robin Fisher 39:34 Yeah. Patti Dobrowolski 39:34 I love that. Robin Fisher 39:35 Work as work at all. And you know, I've been doing this for 30 years, you know, over 30 years now. Patti Dobrowolski 39:43 Yeah, I love that. Well, you are incredible. I just love everything you've said today, Robin and I just want to say thank you so much for spending time with us. Listeners, just really pay attention to the show notes. Take some of these tips to heart and really upgrade what you're doing You know, so that you can get your capsule together because I want my capsule together. So it matches my brand and everything. So thank you for spending time with us and we will look forward to seeing you again because I'm having you back on the show so that you can tell us more about what we need to do to get it together. Alright everybody, let's give a big round of applause. Robin, thanks so much for coming on. And thank you everybody for listening. If you like what you're hearing, you know, be sure to forward it to your friends because we want all of you to be learning some of these great tips. And until next time Up Your Creative Genius. I mean it Robin, thank you. Thank you. Thanks so much for listening today. Be sure to DM me on Instagram your feedback or takeaways from today's episode on Up Your Creative Genius. Then join me next week for more rocket fuel. Remember, you are the superstar of your universe and the world needs what you have to bring. So get busy. Get out and up your creative genius. And no matter where you are in the universe, here's some big love from yours truly Patti Dobrowolski and the up your creative genius podcast. That's a wrap.

Contrabass Conversations double bass life
860: Composing new music for double bass

Contrabass Conversations double bass life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 52:05


My Intermediate to Advanced Classical Bass course with Discover Double Bass featured compositions from seven of the most exciting composers writing for double bass. In this episode, we talk with the composers about writing for double bass and the stories behind the pieces they wrote for this course.  Enjoy, and be sure to check out these seven great composers through these links: Mason Bynes Dani Brofe Valentina Ciardelli Andres Martin Craig Butterfield Donovan Stokes Sam Suggs   Subscribe to the podcast to get these interviews delivered to you automatically!   Check out our Online Sheet Music Store with 100+ wide-ranging titles for bassists.   Listen to Contrabass Conversations with our free app for iOS, Android, and Kindle. Check out my Beginner's Classical Bass course and Intermediate to Advanced Classical Bass course, available exclusively from Discover Double Bass.   Thank you to our sponsors!   Upton Bass String Instrument Company - Upton's Karr Model Upton Double Bass represents an evolution of our popular first Karr model, refined and enhanced with further input from Gary Karr. Since its introduction, the Karr Model with its combination of comfort and tone has gained a loyal following with jazz and roots players. The slim, long “Karr neck” has even become a favorite of crossover electric players.   Carnegie Mellon University Double Bass Studio - CMU is dedicated to helping each student achieve their goals as a musician. Every week each student receives private lessons and participates in a solo class with Micah Howard. Peter Guild, another member of the PSO, teaches Orchestral Literature and Repertoire weekly. They encourage students to reach out to the great bassists in their area for lessons and direction. Many of the bassists from all of the city's ensembles are more than willing to lend a hand. Every year members of the Symphony, the Opera and the Ballet give classes and offer our students individual attention. Click here to visit Micah's website and to sign up for a free online trial lesson.   Ear Trumpet Labs - They make hand-built mics out of Portland, OR and they have an excellent mic for upright bass called Nadine. The Nadine is a condenser mic with a clear natural sound and incredible feedback rejection. This mic is a completely new design -- the head mounts in between the strings above the tailpiece with a rubber grommet, and the body securely straps to the tailpiece with velcro elastic. A 14-inch Mogami cable connects the two parts making it easy to place on any bass. It's durable and holds up to the demanding needs of the instrument while offering excellent sound quality. Ear Trumpet Labs is offering a free t-shirt just for Contrabass listeners with the purchase of a mic, just visit EarTrumpetLabs.com/contrabass to claim yours and check out the Nadine!   Contrabass Conversations production team: Jason Heath, host Michael Cooper and Steve Hinchey, audio editing Mitch Moehring, audio engineer Trevor Jones, publication and promotion theme music by Eric Hochberg

Everything Band Podcast
Episode 199 - Gary Green

Everything Band Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 71:57


Gary Green is Director of Bands Emeritus at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, Gary served for ten years as Director of Bands at the University of Connecticut. Gary joins the show today to discuss the important life lessons that music teachers need to know to build a culture of excellence. Gary Green and was influential in commissioning and recording new works for winds and percussion which included Symphony No. 3 by David Maslanka and A Cornfield in July and The River by William Penn. Urban Requiem by Michael Colgrass was commissioned by the Philip Frost Commission Fund and has become a standard in the repertoire for wind ensemble. Throughout his career, Professor Green has received numerous honors and awards including The Phillip Frost Award for Scholarship and Teaching at the University of Miami. In March 2007, he joined the ranks of Frederick Fennell, William Revelli, and John Paynter in the Bands of America Hall of Fame. Gary has conducted events in Florida, Texas, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, Georgia, Utah, Virginia, Washington, amongst many others. In addition, he has conducted all state, regional, national, and international honor bands. Gary holds a B.M. degree from Boise State University and an M.M. degree from the University of Idaho. Mr. Green is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Florida Bandmasters Association and the Florida Music Educators Association. ------- Are you planning to travel with your group sometime soon? If so, please consider my sponsor, Kaleidoscope Adventures, a full service tour company specializing in student group travel. With a former educator as its CEO, Kaleidoscope Adventures is dedicated to changing student lives through travel and they offer high quality service and an attention to detail that comes from more than 25 years of student travel experience. Trust Kaleidoscope's outstanding staff to focus on your group's one-of-a-kind adventure, so that you can focus on everything else!   The Everything Band Podcast team includes the following contributors: Host and Creator: Mark Connor Outreach Manager: Colin Peters Creative Director: Jake Walker

All Heart with Paul Cardall
Making Christmas in Nashville

All Heart with Paul Cardall

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 39:38


Producing Christmas music in Nashville, home of bluegrass and country music, was not on pianist Paul Cardall's radar. In the previous episode, Steinway & Sons sponsored artist shared his remarkable journey why he uprooted from Utah to relocate his family and recording career to Nashville. In this episode, learn from Paul and his production team how Christmas was made. Featuring comments from guest artists Patrice Tipoki, Audrey Assad, and multi-Grammy winning gospel singer CeCe Winans. Christmas debuted No. 1 on top the Billboard charts and was awarded by the Gospel Music Association the Dove Award for Instrumental Album of The Year. These interviews were conducted in 2018 with the help of KSL Editor Tim Johnson. ABOUT CHRISTMAS BY PAUL CARDALLRecorded at Nashville s legendary Ocean Way Studios, the classical crossover project features Cardall s spin on such beloved holiday standards as Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella, Away in a Manger and Joy to the World as well as such compelling originals as Son of God and Christmas Past. The album also features vocal collaborations from three world-class voices---12-time Grammy winner CeCe Winans, award-winning singer/songwriter Audrey Assad and Australia s Broadway star Patrice Tipoki. Look for this moving collection to become the soundtrack of your Christmas celebrations year after year! Produced by Jim Daneker, Composer of Ad Alta and Musical Director for Grammy Winning Artists Michael W. Smith.All Heart with Paul Cardall is sponsored by doTERRA, whose products are designed to offer hope and healing. For more information on Paul Cardall, please visit https://paulcardall.com/ or find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.Episode artwork Website - www.paulcardall.com/podcastFacebook - @paulcardallmusicIG - @paulcardallIG - @allheartwithpaulcardallTwitter - @paulcardallYoutube - @cardall

Everything Band Podcast
Episode 198 - Mark Connor

Everything Band Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 67:39


For this episode I'm going to be sitting across from the microphone while Colin Peters interviews me. I have had pretty rough go of it during the pandemic and felt that it was the right moment to share some thoughts and encouragement from my own experience. Biography: Mark J. Connor (b. 1971) is a composer, conductor, educator, and podcaster who has a passion for everything band. His music is diverse, his interviews are inspiring, and his ability to capture the listener's attention for both means of expression is remarkable. As a composer, Mark has written a collection of wind band literature ranging in various levels, orchestral music, and chamber ensembles. His works have been published by Alry Publications, Grand Mesa Music, and RWS Music Company. As an educator for more than 20 years, Mark has had the fortune to teach students at every level from elementary to postgraduate. Through reflection and continued education, Mark adapts his philosophy of teaching to fulfill the needs of his diverse students. Prior to his current position as band director at the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, he was a visiting assistant professor and adjunct professor at several universities nationwide. Popularly known for his role as the host of Everything Band, Mark enjoys producing this weekly podcast that features interviews with leaders in the band community. He has a faithful following for each episode and takes pride in delivering a motivational message of gratitude, inspiration, and perseverance in regards to music, education, and life. Learn more about Mark: http://www.markjconnor.com

Everything Band Podcast
Episode 197 - Virginia Allen

Everything Band Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 68:05


Virginia Allen is a conductor, music educator, arranger, consultant, and a true pioneer for women in music. During her 20-year career in the United States Army, Allen was the first woman to command and conduct an active duty military band integrated with both men and women, the first woman to conduct the West Point band, and the first woman to conduct the U.S. Army Field Band. ------- Are you planning to travel with your group sometime soon? If so, please consider my sponsor, Kaleidoscope Adventures, a full service tour company specializing in student group travel. With a former educator as its CEO, Kaleidoscope Adventures is dedicated to changing student lives through travel and they offer high quality service and an attention to detail that comes from more than 25 years of student travel experience. Trust Kaleidoscope's outstanding staff to focus on your group's one-of-a-kind adventure, so that you can focus on everything else! The Everything Band Podcast team includes the following contributors: Host and Creator: Mark Connor Outreach Manager: Colin Peters Creative Director: Jake Walker

Kiwi Talkz
#117 - Curtis Schweitzer Interview (Halo Infinite, 343 Industries, Composing, Starbound, Film etc.)

Kiwi Talkz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 55:47


Curtis Schweitzer is a video game composer that recently scored a majority of the soundtrack for Halo Infinite, he came into prominence for his phenomenal score to Starbound. #haloinfinite #343industries #starbound SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE - curtisschweitzer.com YOUTUBE -  @Curtis Schweitzer  TWITTER - @cschweitzer FACEBOOK - @cschweitzermusic   TIMESTAMPS 00:00 - Intro 00:39 - Curtis' Reaction When He Was Picked To Compose For Halo Infinite 02:02 - Preparation For Scoring Halo Infinite 03:25 - 2019 Trailer Demo Curtis Did Was Way Off The Mark/Responding To Feedback 04:20 - Halo Infinite Music Required Heaps Of Revisions/  05:50 - Curtis' Most Used Instruments/Music Background 06:49 - Music Supervision On Halo Infinite/Gareth Coker 09:10 - Zeta Halo Music/Doing What You Are Told 10:45 - Zeta Halo Theme Was Split Into Two Different Tracks 12:24 - Some Halo Music Wasn't Scored To Gameplay Footage  14:01 - 2019 E3 Trailer 15:04 - How Long It Takes For Curtis To Get Feedback On A Music Piece 16:04 - Keeping Track Of All The Different Feedback Notes 19:24 - Writing 2mins Of Music A Day/Giving Yourself Space To Allow Music To Sink In 21:06 - Self Imposed Deadlines/Be Kind To Your New Ideas 23:05 - Curtis Regrets Some Of The Halo Infinite Pieces He Submitted 23:52 - What Got Curtis The Job Scoring For Halo Infinite 25:08 - Halo Infinite Is Epic & Hopeful 26:10 - Alex Bhore(This Will Destroy You) Scored The Multiplayer 27:33 - Pros & Cons Of Composing For Cinematics & Gameplay 29:32 - Pieces Where Curtis Had To Do A Huge Amount Of Rewriters(move music) 30:41 - Curtis' Layout In Logic 32:10 - Halo Infinite Is The First Game Curtis Worked With An Orchestra/Film Deadlines 33:48 - Technology Makes Working On A Film Easier 34:46 - Curtis Is Influenced By A Lot Of Film Composers 35:57 - Curtis Originally Wanted To Be A Film Composer/Starbound Music 39:24 - Curtis Is Still Working On A Game Since Starbound  40:11 - Not Knowing What Your Next Project Is/Royalty Free Tracks 41:33 - Keeping Game Secrets Is Easy/Changes Of Development 42:35 - Projects Curtis Would Love To Do/How AAA & Indie Music Works 44:46 - Gareth Coker 46:19 - Curtis Often Doubted His Skills While Working On Halo Infinite/Music Education 48:50 - Curtis Writes With Melody In Mind/Commercial Music/Remixing Halo Melodies 50:45 - Writing Original Pieces Harder than Remixing Pieces/Monk Chant 53:15 - Where To Follow Curtis Schweitzer/Music Live Sessions

Comic Lab
Composing scenes

Comic Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 67:28


Today's show is brought to you by Wacom and Comicraft! Wacom is the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One!  And you're not going to want to miss Comicraft's Jan. 1 sale when all of their fonts are $20.22 each at Comicbookfonts.comThis week, we'll discuss composing a scene inside of a panel.Questions asked and topics covered...Art editingDave's writing processHow to get engagement on social mediaReleasing a book in January and FebruaryVictorian-era Comics HistoryToday is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Patreon backers at that level will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — as well as an archive of previous livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

Putting It Together
Somewhere – West Side Story Redux (with Christine Chen)

Putting It Together

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 51:00


Is there a place for us? Christine Chen helps end this mini-series by discussing a song that's been used for many different purposes and covered by almost everyone. Christine's Blog: https://acrossthearch.wordpress.comChristine's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AcrossTheArchChristine's podcast, Bottomless Broadway: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bottomless-broadway/id1457465060Its Twitter: https://twitter.com/bottomlessbwayAnd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bottomlessbway/You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of West Side Story.The Original Broadway Cast (1957) starring Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Ken LeRoy, and Chita Rivera.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/west-side-story-original-broadway-cast-recording/186302499Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3knRTstKrILa8wx8IGGqn6?si=2Zp8BOvbTPmCpbzr4wgoQQOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/West-Side-Story-Larry-Kert/dp/B007IJKD6W/The film version (1961) starring Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, and Rita Moreno.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/west-side-story-1961-motion-picture-soundtrack/394303992Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1kA4RO70idrEQkOX3zlRfa?si=5MO05RHdRpSwqWDYCtMnNwOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/West-Side-Story-Leonard-Bernstein/dp/B00023GGK8/The Broadway revival (2009) starring Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, George Akram, and Karen Olivo.You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/west-side-story-new-broadway-cast-recording-2009/316530985Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2tMSkFy27VIZjBum94KbpD?si=zAAuIC_PQWymu0xfd_XR9QOr buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/West-Side-Story-Broadway-Recording/dp/B0021X5158/Our sponsors this week are: The Alberta Podcast Network - https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com - They promote and support Alberta-made podcasts, and connect their audiences with Alberta-based businesses and organizations. Check out Emily Missed Out here: https://emilymissedout.com - a podcast involving Emily and Breanne watching classic, pop-culture-filled movie gems that up until now, Emily has never seen. Goal: catchin' Emily up on movies, references, & tropes she has missed. Maybe? Alberta Association of Optometrists - https://www.optometrists.ab.ca - The Alberta Association of Optometrists represents almost 800 Doctors of Optometry in over eighty communities across the province. Members are highly-trained, regulated health professionals who provide primary eye health and vision care to Albertans. Send feedback to puttingittogetherpodcast@gmail.comPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded by Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a production company. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following its social media channels.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/puttingittogetherpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/sondheimpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sondheimpodcast★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

For the last five years, First Nations Australian composers have been working with Ensemble Offspring to create a new generation of music. This weekend at the Sydney Opera House, the ensemble will be showcasing the work in a concert titled Composing Songlines.

The Drawing Room
Composing Songlines

The Drawing Room

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 21:03


For the last five years, First Nations Australian composers have been working with Ensemble Offspring to create a new generation of music. This weekend at the Sydney Opera House, the ensemble will be showcasing the work in a concert titled Composing Songlines.

Write You A Song Podcast
Don't say no: Steve Dorff

Write You A Song Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 37:05


This month's guest didn't set out to write some of country music's most romantic ballads. But then...Clint Eastwood called.  There is no doubt Steve Dorff is talented beyond measure. But how he found country music - or rather, how country music found him- is a tale all to itself.  Sit back and enjoy the incredible story of an incredible artist: composer, arranger, director, lyricist...he can-and has- done it all. And that's not even counting the theme song to "Growing Pains."   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Everything Band Podcast
Episode 196-- Kevin Sedatole

Everything Band Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 83:58


Kevin Sedatole is the Director of Bands and Chair of the conducting area at Michigan State University. He has had a celebrated career in music as a conductor, clinician, teacher, and advocate for new music.  Biography Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony. Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University. Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall. He has conducted across the United States and Europe. Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, Ill. and at the national conventions of the College Band Directors' National Association held in Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including Robert Beaser, John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others. Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp, Board of Directors for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as the president of the CBDNA North Central division. His international engagements include residencies at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo, Japan and the Mid Europe Festival, Schladming, Austria. ________________ Please join us at the second annual Ultimate Music Business Summit, which will be held January 6-8, 2022! This is a virtual summit where musicians (from across the globe) can gather and learn about entrepreneurial ideas. The goal of this summit is to ignite curiosity and offer valuable information from an array of experts. The entrepreneurial-minded musician who attends the summit will leave with new, creative ideas that will not only inspire them but will give them the necessary tools to utilize in our ever-changing musical world. The desire to connect, educate, learn, and grow together is UMBS's hope and mission. Please visit our website at musicsummit.biz for more information! Thanks! Prices of Tickets: Basic Ticket: $17 Basic Ticket Early Bird (purchased before Nov. 30): $14 VIP (access to all video recordings): $137 Early Bird (purchased before Nov. 30): $97 Dates: January 6-8, 2022

AWAYE! - Separate stories podcast
Ensemble Offspring: Composing Songlines

AWAYE! - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 17:25


Ensemble Offspring bring highlights from five of the Ngarra Burria alumni to the stage at Sydney Opera House.

Kids Q The Music
Donna and Her Dinosaur

Kids Q The Music

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 29:48


Donna Rhodenizer is a composer, songwriter, performer, multi-instrumentalist, and elementary music specialist. She is known for her imaginative and humorous compositions for children. (If you've ever done a Royal Conservatory of Music voice exam, you may have sung one of her songs!) With Donna, we discuss why learning to sing is so important and how much fun it is to compose music about dinosaurs and dragons!Learn more about Donna's Music: Website: https://donnaandandy.comRed Castle Publishing: https://www.redcastlepublishing.comThe Full Voice: https://www.thefullvoice.comSpecial offer "Celebrating 25 years of Donna & Andy Making Music": https://donnaandandy.com/celebrate-25-fun-years-composing-performing-and-recording/CDs for kids: https://donnaandandy.com/donna-and-andy-cds-for-the-whole-family/Donna's instrumental music: https://donnaandandy.com/donna-rhodenizer-2/Learn more about RCM exams: https://www.laneschoolofmusic.com/single-post/exams-are-not-scary-episode-18

The Portfolio Composer
Ep 241-Nainita Desai on Blurring the Line Between Sound Design & Composing

The Portfolio Composer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 46:46


Nainita Desai is an award-winning composer for film and media. Her recent projects include the critically acclaimed Oscar 2000 nominated film For Sama, Sundance 2020 winning feature The Reason I Jump, Netflix' most-watched documentary feature to date, American Murder, and the Annapurna Interactive Film-Game Telling Lies. Film4 labelled her as one of the top 5 "composers who should be on your radar" and her projects have been in the Top 5 Scores and Video Games lists of 2019 by Scala Radio.     This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.steinberg.net/tpc for a free 30-day trial version. Join The Portfolio Composer community and support the creation of the platform on Patreon. Just $1/month to enable the creation of more great content to help you build your career!   Composer Nainita Desai discusses how the line between sound design and composing can be blurry, and how it's a good thing. Topics Covered: Nainita's portfolio Lots of crumbs make a biscuit Mathematics The Reason I Jump Autism Sound design Website: www.nainitadesai.com Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes!   This episode was edited by Studio184.

3rd Person
Record 01 Entry 51: Wings

3rd Person

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 200:42


Hey, y'all - Joel here. Notes coming soon. Drinking my coffee first.BEST CONSUMED THROUGH HEADPHONESFollow @3rdPersonPodwww.Patreon.com/3rdPersonPodwww.3rdPersonPod.com

Kids Q The Music
Music Therapy with Mia Clow

Kids Q The Music

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 24:10


We use music in our day-to-day lives to relax, motivate, learn and have fun. But music can also be used to help heal and strengthen our bodies and minds through music therapy. Music therapy uses music to help reach non-musical goals such as movement and communication (and much more) with the help of a music therapist like Mia Clow. This week Mia teaches us how music can help to reach these non-musical goals, what happens in a music therapy session and how music therapy can help kids like you!Connect with Mia:Email: mia.lighthousemt@gmail.comWebsite: lighthousemt.comInstagram: lighthousemusictherapy

The Vinyl Guide
Ep312: The Passion of William Hooker

The Vinyl Guide

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 69:14


William Hooker has been paving a unique musical path since his initial independent releases in the early 80s, through to today with the release of the monumental LP "Big Moon". Today William shares his approach, discusses his need to look forward, continue to create and chase his artistic vision. Topics include: Music and art through the pandemic Composing his music The distance from "...Is Eternal Life" Influences on his life and art Finding music in nature Recommending music Where to begin with Free Jazz Tension and creativity with other artists Big Moon and Symphonie of Flowers Let's meet in Japan! Extended interview available here: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide Listen on Apple: https://apple.co/2Y6ORU0 Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/36qhlc8 Follow our Podcast: https://linktr.ee/vinylguide Facebook: www.Facebook.com/VinylGuide Instagram: www.Instagram.com/VinylGuide Support our show: www.Patreon.com/VinylGuide If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related

Ebro in the Morning Podcast
Ebro In The Morning - Jeymes Samuels On Directing & Composing 'The Harder They Fall'

Ebro in the Morning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 28:23


Writer, Director, & Producer Jeymes Samuels joins Ebro in the Morning to discuss the new film 'The Harder They Fall' which stars Idris Elba, Regina King, Lakeith Stanfield, and more! He discusses composing the score and its impact, the importance in having Black actors play cowboys, his opinion on the reviews so far and more. Watch 'The Harder They Fall' on Netflix! #EbrointheMorning#HOT97#TheHarderTheyFall  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Composer's Journey - Learn the Art of Composing
The Most Insane Composing Challenge of the 19th Century: The Prix de Rome

A Composer's Journey - Learn the Art of Composing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 16:56


This episode talks about the history of the Prix de Rome, and the kind of challenges composers would have to go through to win. More than that, I want to focus on what we can learn from this competition, and how it might affect our attitudes towards learning composing today. If you want to learn more, or ask me questions for this podcast, you can CLICK HERE to join the list!

Monument Techno Podcast
MNMT 311 : Patrick Russell

Monument Techno Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 66:33


Composing cerebral textures and primal rhythm, Patrick Russell formulates a truly immersive hour for MNMT 311. Read more : https://mnmt.no/magazine/2021/11/04/monument-311-patrick-russell/ Follow : https://soundcloud.com/ptrckrssll https://www.facebook.com/mentalux https://www.instagram.com/ptrckrssll/

ViolaCentric
Composing Beauty with Brian Balmages

ViolaCentric

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 52:46


Liz and Steph talk with the charismatic and poignant Brian Balmages, conductor, composer and passionate music educator. Brian is well-known for his catalogue of widely accessible compositions for student band and orchestra, but is also highly in-demand as a clinician and guest conductor. Steph has known Brian since their undergrad days, and can attest to his flair for performing and...talking. Liz and Steph get Brian's perspective on the creative process and how everyone, even a world-renowned composer, has bad, not-so-creative days. If you're looking for a little bit of inspiration and thinly-veiled pep talk, this episode is sure to lift your spirits and leave you smiling.Mentioned in this episode:Brian's website: www.brianbalmages.comBig Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert: https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/books/big-magic/Joy Loves Company!We know...that's not how the saying usually goes, but let's start a revolution!We need a little accountability, so starting November 9, each Tuesday at 1PM US Eastern we'll be getting together with YOU to do the Practizma Practice Journal. Use code ‘VIOLACENTRIC' for 10% off and we'll send you an exclusive link to join our hang. All instruments are welcome and celebrated!Support the show (https://paypal.me/violacentric)

Life Matters - ABC RN
Our gambling culture, a new book tackles female taboos, composing in an Icelandic fjord

Life Matters - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 54:36


In the wake of the findings against Crown Casino, what is our nation's cultural attitude to gambling? The Ladies We Need To Talk podcast now has a book tackling female taboos, Australian pianist and composer Heather Shannon challenges her own perfectionism deep within an Icelandic fjord

Packet Pushers - Full Stack Journey
Full Stack Journey 059: Composing Event-Driven Applications With TriggerMesh

Packet Pushers - Full Stack Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 39:34


Today on the Full Stack Podcast we dive into TriggerMesh, an open-source platform for putting together event-driven applications. It's built on Kubernetes. Scott Lowe speaks with co-founder and CEO Mark Hinkle. The post Full Stack Journey 059: Composing Event-Driven Applications With TriggerMesh appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Packet Pushers - Full Podcast Feed
Full Stack Journey 059: Composing Event-Driven Applications With TriggerMesh

Packet Pushers - Full Podcast Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 39:34


Today on the Full Stack Podcast we dive into TriggerMesh, an open-source platform for putting together event-driven applications. It's built on Kubernetes. Scott Lowe speaks with co-founder and CEO Mark Hinkle. The post Full Stack Journey 059: Composing Event-Driven Applications With TriggerMesh appeared first on Packet Pushers.

New Books in European Studies
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in European Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

New Books Network
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Music
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in Music

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/music

New Books in Dance
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in Dance

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

New Books in Biblical Studies
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in Biblical Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/biblical-studies

New Books in Jewish Studies
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in Jewish Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

New Books in History
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in German Studies
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in German Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/german-studies

New Books in Intellectual History
Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:15


During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate art. By looking at the works of Jewish composers and writers who contributed to a lively and robust biblical theatre in fin de siècle Vienna, Caroline A. Kita's Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater (Indiana UP, 2019) shows how they reimagined myths of the Old Testament to offer new aesthetic and ethical views of compassion. These Jewish artists, including Gustav Mahler, Siegfried Lipiner, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Stefan Zweig, and Arnold Schoenberg, reimagined biblical stories through the lens of the modern Jewish subject to plead for justice and compassion toward the Jewish community. By tracing responses to antisemitic discourses of compassion, Kita reflects on the explicitly and increasingly troubled political and social dynamics at the end of the Habsburg Empire. Lea Greenberg is a scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

FUTRtech Podcast
Composing the Future with Fungible Co-Founder Pradeep Sindhu - #60

FUTRtech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 46:35


I have been a fan of disaggregation and composable infrastructure for some time now. It is a great way to get better utilization out of your infrastructure, and improve flexibility and the programmability of your resources. Even companies like HPE have validated the market with their Synergy platform, but, adoption has been slow. Today we are going to be talking with a company that is looking to change that.Hey everybody, welcome to another FUTRtech video podcast today we are talking with Pradeep Sindhu Founder of Fungible, a company that is making Composable infrastructure a reality. Now you may know Pradeep from his other big hit, Juniper Networks, which he founded in 1996, and served as both CEO and chief scientist. I will tell you, Pradeep has engineering in his blood, and he is very passionate about bringing us the future of Composable infrastructure, and he has an amazing team with him to make it all go. Welcome Pradeephttps://fungible.comFUTRtech focuses on startups, innovation, culture and the business of emerging tech with weekly video podcasts where Chris Brandt and Sandesh Patel talk with Industry leaders and deep thinkers.

Media Path Podcast
Teaching Life Lessons & Film Score Composing featuring Ruth Mendelson

Media Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 70:10


Composer/Instrumentalist/Producer/Arranger/Editor/Professor Ruth Mendelson has written award-winning scores for film and television. She teaches at the Berklee College of music and she has written a fantastical, multi-dimensional, treasure hunt fairy tale for children of all ages called The Water Tree Way that will positively alter your trajectory through the world, pointing you towards joy, success and love. Ruth joins us with the wisdom behind her wisdom and Fritz and Weezy are recommending Dopesick on Hulu and The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein.Path Points of Interest:Ruth MendelsonRuth Mendelson at Berklee College of MusicThe Water Tree Way by Ruth MendelsonDr. Jane Goodall on The Water Tree WayWell Wishes and Blessings Project The Prison Within FilmThe Hopecast - Dr. Jane Goodall's PodcastDopeSick on HuluThe Invisible Wall by Harry BernsteinWater Tree Way Lessons Include:PersevereRespect NatureNotice PatternsFind Your CenterPractice CalmnessDe-Escalate ConflictHonor Your IdeasHear Your Own MusicBe KindWe are all connected 

Composers Datebook
A quirky piece by Marga Richter

Composers Datebook

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:00


Synopsis Let's face it. Brevity and wit are not always qualities one associates with new music. But today we offer a sample: this comic overture is less than 5 minutes long, and opens, as you just heard, with a Fellini-esque duet for piccolo and contrabassoon. The overture is entitled “Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark,” and is a rather burlesque celebration of modern theoretical physics. Its alliterative title evokes those subatomic particles known as “quarks” that, we're told, make up our universe. And, since this music changes time signature so often, perhaps Heisenberg's “uncertainty principle” is thrown in for good measure. The music is by Marga Richter, who was born on this date in 1926 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Richter received her early music training in Minneapolis, and then moved to New York's Juilliard School. By the time of her death in 2020, she had composed over 75 works including an opera and two ballets, as well as two piano concertos and a variety of solo, chamber and symphonic works. "Composing,” said Richter,” is my response to a constant desire to transform my perceptions and emotions into music … Music is the way I speak to the silence of the universe." Music Played in Today's Program Marga Richter (b. 1926) — Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark (Czech Radio Orchestra; Gerard Schwarz) MMC 2006 On This Day Births 1879 - French composer, pianist, and writer Joseph Canteloube, in Annonay (near Tournon); 1885 - Austrian composer and musicologist Egon Wellesz, in Vienna; 1921 - English composer (Sir) Malcolm Arnold, in Northampton; 1926 - American composer Marga Richter, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin; 1949 - Israeli composer Shulamit Ran, in Tel Aviv; Deaths 1662 - English composer Henry Lawes, age 66, in London; Premieres 1784 - Gretry: opera, "Richard Coeur de Lion" (Richard the Lionhearted), in Paris; 1858 - Offenbach: comic opera, "Orphée aux enfers" (Orpheus in the Underworld), in Paris; 1900 - Rimsky-Korsakov: opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan," at the Solodovnikov Theatre in Moscow, with Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov conducting (Gregorian date: Nov. 3); 1921 - Third (and final) version of Sibelius: Symphony No. 5, in Helsinki under the composer's direction; Sibelius conducted the first performances of two earlier versions of this symphony in Helsinki on Dec. 8, 1915 and Dec. 14, 1916; 1926 - Nielsen: Flute Concerto (first version), in Paris, conducted by Emil Telmányi (the composer's son-in-law), with Holger Gilbert-Jespersen the soloist; Nielsen revised this score and premiered the final version in Oslo on November 9, 1926, again with Gilbert-Jespersen as the soloist; 1933 - Gershwin: musical "Let 'Em Eat Cake," at the Imperial Theater in New York City; 1941 - Copland: Piano Sonata, in Buenos Aires, by the composer; 1956 - Menotti: madrigal-fable "The Unicorn, the Gordon and the Manticore," at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; 1984 - Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Double Quartet for strings, at a concert of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, by the Emerson Quartet and friends. 2004 - Danielpour: "Songs of Solitude" (to texts of W.B. Yeats), at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, by baritone Thomas Hampson and the Philadelphia Orchestra, with Daniel Robertson conducting; Others 1739 - Handel completes in London his Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, no. 5 and possibly his Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 6, no. 9 as well (see Julian date: Oct. 10). Links and Resources On Marga Richter An interview with Richter

Wassup Conversations
Interview: Brandon Campbell on Composing for Amazon's New World, Ramin Djawadi and His Career

Wassup Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 39:35


In this episode of Wassup Conversations, I had a chat with the amazing Brandon Campbell, , the co-composer of Amazon's New World. A fantastic MMO with great music from Ramin Djawadi and Brandon. He started his career at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions and has been the co-composer of Ramin Djawadi on many great projects such as Westword, Person of Interest, Game of Thrones and Gears of War franchise.Wassup Conversations is on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming services:https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/wassupPlease consider donating and supporting Wassup Conversations via this link:https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/support-and-donationsHamidreza Nikoofar's Twitter:https://twitter.com/HRNikoofarThe video is done by:https://twitter.com/itsemadameriBrandon's Links on Social Media:https://twitter.com/bc3pohttp://www.brandon-campbell.com/#NewWorld #BrandonCampbell #InterviewSupport the show (https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/support-and-donations)

The Braw and The Brave
Alan Jeffrey

The Braw and The Brave

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 45:50


The Braw and The Brave is a podcast about people and their passions. Episode 168 is in conversation with musician and composer Alan Jeffrey. As a singer songwriter Alan was never more comfortable than on stage with a guitar in hand but was harbouring a lifelong desire to play piano. Composing his collection of self confessed ‘wee tunes' on piano during the pandemic, Alan has ditched his pseudonym Billy Jeffrey Jnr to produce his beautiful album ‘Home'. Proving that there's no right way to do the creative process, Alan's passion for music combined with his innate talent and determination has resulted in a body of work which he feels is what he was always meant to be doing. Enjoy! Alan's socials Instagram www.Instagram.com/alanjeffreymusic Twitter www.Twitter.com/ajeffreymusic If you've enjoyed this episode you can help support the production of future episodes by clicking on the Ko-Fi link below. Many thanks. https://ko-fi.com/thebrawandthebrave Follow The Braw and The Brave https://www.instagram.com/thebrawandthebravepodcast/ https://www.facebook.com/TheBrawandTheBrave https://twitter.com/BrawBrave See https://soundcloud.com/ for privacy and terms of use.

Music Life
Chaotic composing with Jabu Morales, Luedji Luna, Céu and Sara Tavares

Music Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 27:57


Jabu Morales, Luedji Luna, Céu and Sara Tavares discuss how chaotic composing can be, what's it's like to write music as a mother, singing in multiple languages, and recording with musical legends. Jabu Morales is a Brazillian vocalist and percussionist, and a member of the band Ayom, which blends “century old traditions with the black and rhythmical language of lusophone cultures”. Jabu also teaches percussion and studies Candomblé and Afro-Brazilian rhythms, as well as working as a solo artist. Brazilian singer Luedji Luna's latest album, Bom Mesmo É Estar Debaixo D'Água (It's Really Good to Be Underwater), has been described by many as the best Brazilian album of the year. It references the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé - imported and developed by slaves – as well as Black feminism, love, revenge and celebration, along with her views on Brazil's social and political issues. Céu is a Latin Grammy and Grammy Award-nominated singer from São Paulo. She blends “post-Tropicalia samba, valsa, choro, soul, reggae, hip-hop, and jazz”. Her latest album is Acustico, released earlier this year, featuring stripped-back versions of her songs from various albums over the last 13 years. Portuguese singer, guitarist, and percussionist Sara Tavares released her debut Balancê in 1996. Her latest album was 2017's Fitxadu, and she's back with brand new material this year.

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast
Rosemary Laing is composing poems for recent times

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 19:51


Rosemary Laing is an acclaimed Australian artist, whose interventions on the landscape disrupt and challenge our normal perspectives and speak to the culture, the history, and the context of the land that she depicts.

PostConsumer Reports Podcast
Ep 88: Rachel Wilhelm on Composing a Modern Requiem

PostConsumer Reports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 74:28


Rachel Wilhelm is a songwriter and church music leader who has recently released her new album and work Requiem, which draws from ancient and modern texts and musical styles to offer us a meditation on death, grief, and our hope in the resurrection. Our conversation, along with these set of songs, offers us a chance to slow down and contemplate what it means that our days our numbered and how we are to best live in the time we have left. You can find Rachel's music at: https://www.rachelwilhelm.com/

Dreams Not Memes Podcast
Episode 306: Composing for Film: A Conversation with Ana Ortiz

Dreams Not Memes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 35:47


Ana Ortiz Wienken is a Berklee College of Music alumni, graduated with a Magna Cum Laude in Film Scoring, Conducting and Music Production. Her career has been eventually intense as she began her musical training at the Russian Conservatory Katarina Gurska of Madrid, in where she obtained a Magna Cum Laude degree in classical piano performance and contemporary composition. Ana had the honor of assisting and working with award winning composers in relation with Warner Bros. Studios, Music & Motion Productions, Team Disney, Output, Velvet Green Music, Chroma Music for TV and Advertising and the Latin Grammy Scholarship Foundation. Her knowledge and experience in recording studios in Los Angeles, CA. Boston, MA. New York, NY. Madrid, Spain. Panamá, Venice, Italy, and Dublin, Ireland has taken her to found her company AOW Music Productions. In our conversation Ana speaks about her experiences with working in the film and composing industry and how she works for herself as an entrepreneurial composer. Learn more on Dreams Not Memes.

Sonic Perspectives
Renowned Guitarist GUS G Talks Just Released Solo Album “Quantum Leap”: “I Flirted with Some New Ideas When Composing this Album, Despite it is Still Much a Guitar Record”

Sonic Perspectives

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 28:55


Gus G. made a name for himself with Firewind, the band he initially launched as a solo project in 1998 that made its official debut in 2002. In that time the band has released nine albums, while Gus has also recorded and toured with Mystic Prophecy, Nightrage, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil and Ozzy Osbourne. He [...]

React Round Up
Composing Layouts for React ft. Travis Waith-Mair - RRU 156

React Round Up

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 47:01


Travis Waith-Mair joins the round up to discuss how to compose layouts in React and the bedrock tools and principles that build up good layouts in React. Panel Jack HerringtonPaige NiedringhausTJ Vantoll Guest Travis Waith-Mair Sponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorRaygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialPodcastBootcamp.io Links Composing Layouts in ReactBedrock Layout PrimitivesChromaticThe Non-Traditional DeveloperTwitter: Travis Waith-Mair ( @travisWaithMair ) Picks Jack- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsPaige- Davinci Resolve 17TJ- SvelteTravis- React Podcast Contact Jack: Jack Herrington – YouTubeBlue Collar CoderTwitter: Jack Herrington ( @jherr ) Contact Paige: Paige NiedringhausPaige Niedringhaus – MediumTwitter: Paige Niedringhaus ( @pniedri )GitHub: Paige Niedringhaus ( paigen11 ) Contact TJ: TJ VanToll's BlogProgress SoftwareKendoReactTwitter: TJ VanToll ( @tjvantoll ) Special Guest: Travis Waith-Mair.

Trial By Error Variety Show Podcast
Composing Nostalgia With Michael Roberts

Trial By Error Variety Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 55:49


Today we hang out with Michael Roberts of the band Wooden Dinosaur and founder of Lost honey Records. You've always wanted to learn how to build a soundscape, right? Well, as always you came to the right place! Get to know Micheal a little while we dive into the makings of ambient music, what it takes to pull together an album that's rich and pure whilst being dragged in all directions, and as always, sprinkled throughout the episode are songs from the Wooden Dinosaur discography. INTRO/OUTRO by Brock Berriganoff the newest album "Smooth Sailing" available on Bandcamp and wherever you stream music. https://brockberrigan.bandcamp.com Find Michael's complete discography here including the work of Wooden Dinosaur with the link below. https://songsofmichaelroberts.bandcamp.com Also, our Bandcamp collection consists of all the music featured on this show that artist have uploaded to the site. If you'd like to hear anything you heard here, please visit our collection. https://bandcamp.com/tbevarietyshow Thank you so much for listening, please support the artist you have enjoyed hearing from on this show, that's why we do it!       

DISGRACELAND
Paul McCartney (Beatles Pt. 3): Paul Is Dead, Smuggling Drugs and Composing the World's Most Beloved Songs

DISGRACELAND

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 42:26


Despite his reputation as “the safe Beatle,” Paul McCartney was a badass. He took wild artistic risks, rubbed elbows with truly dangerous characters and because of his crimes, did hard time in one of the world's most notorious prisons. His public spats with Beatles bandmate John Lennon are the stuff of legend, as is the “Paul is dead” conspiracy at the end of their time together as a band, but the truth may be even stranger.This is Part Three of a four-part Disgraceland episode on the Beatles. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.