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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, Karli Viña, and Ksenija Komljenović
Guest: Christoph Sietzen http://christophsietzen.com
Intro music by: Antoni Olesik https://instagram.com/antek.olesik
00:34 Events in music history on October 15
03:10 Casey does not like Led Zeppelin…
04:12 Casey’s odd encounter with at a urinal
5:40 Guest introduction: Christoph Sietzen!
6:45 Ksenija forgot how to speak
6:58 How did you spend the last 6 months?
13:13 COVID issues with booking orchestra performances in Austria and Germany
14:47 Performance situation in the US
15:20 Televised performances in Germany
17:38 Red sticks used in Rebonds video recording
20:51 Ryan Carlizzle: If I had to describe your playing style in one word, it would be theatrical. I thoroughly enjoy watching you play. Can you talk about how you developed that style of playing? Or did it just come naturally to you?
22:37 Mateo Rivas Castro: What can you tell us about the “Austria-German” school of the marimba. And why you play like they do?
24:55 Playing with weight and using gravity
29:23 @markeldrummer: How do you get that sound on the marimba?
31:00 Bogdan Bacanu marimba
33:25 How do you pick repertoire?
34:25 Do you play Bad Touch by Casey Cangelosi?
36:52 Christoph’s premiere of Georg Frederich Haas’ Percussion Concerto, building the klangwall (wall of sound), physical presence, and bodily awareness on stage
39:57 @Eero_perkelecussion - What’s your favorite percussion/marimba concerto?
43:06 Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Incantations Percussion Concerto
43:48 Percussion puzzles composers
45:08 Antek Olesik - What in your opinion is the importance of competitions in a solo percussion career development? How did your competition titles help you?
47:00 Luxembourg Philharmonic Connection and asking Penderecki for a Percussion Concerto
48:18 The importance of trust and networking in your career
49:40 How do you go from being a great player to having a career?
54:54 Filip Koroshetz - How do you get your one-handed runs to be so lightning fast and still (seemingly) so relaxed? Thinking of Frozen in Time 1st Mov.
59:29 @Briansys - What is your favorite drumstick for snare drum and drums in general situation?
01:00:00 Thoughts on multipercussion sound?
01:01:21 Performing on natural skins
1:04:20 Weight – one of the reasons for playing so high
1:05:21 Mateo Rivas Castro – How is it possible to be so awesome?
1:06:06 U.S. Open Finale is important
1:06:30 What does a typical day look like for you?
1:10:28 Sports, social life, playing piano
1:13:30 Playing other instruments (harpsichord, double bass)
1:16:16 Watching Tour de France
1:17:42 Teaching in Linz