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@Percussion 301 - Filmmaking Percussionists with Four/Ten Media

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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi and Ksenija Komljenović
Producer: Ksenija Komljenović
Guest: Evan Chapman and Kevin Eikenberg from Four/Ten Media http://fourtenmedia.net/

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00:00 Intro
02:24 Music History – October 14: Stravinsky composed his first piano miniature, Kaija Saariaho’s birthday, Bernstein’s passing
4:30 Guest intro: Four/Ten Media (Evan Chapman and Kevin Eikenberg)
5:16 How did you start your collaboration?
10:10 You learned a piece? Recording so you have something to keep!
14:40 Do you have a mentor? Who do you go to for ideas/advice/pep talk?
18:50 What is your advice for folks with diverse interests who might be thinking/be told they should spend all time doing one or the other only?
21:58 The concept of “what do your people think about your unconventional choice”
25:37 Pie-chart yourself – how much are you a musician vs. filmmaker?
27:39 When and how did you get your first high-profile gig?
32:11 Prep work for video shoot
34:13 Unrealistic expectations from clients
37:11 Pros and cons of doing beautifully produced slow-paced videos in the era of fast social media/vertical video domination
41:35 One-shot films/music videos
44:04 Video trend that people should abandon in 2021
48:54 Percussionists starting production companies
50:45 Approach to filming in 3 scenarios: with no budget, with a small budget, with a big budget.
56:25 Smallest vs. biggest budget you had to work with
58:38 Recent videos that have blown your mind
1:02:42 Any plans to shoot a feature-film/documentary
1:06:11 How has filmmaking informed your music?

@percussion 300 - Playing on Broadway with Chihiro Shibayama

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Hosts: Karli Viña, Casey Cangelosi, and Brian Nozny
Producer: Karli Viña
Guest: Chihiro Shibayama https://www.chihiroshibayama.com/

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Timestamps
0:00 Intro and Hello
1:19 Today in History: World Premieres from Henry Cowell, Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan
6:21 Welcome, Chihiro!
9:17 Chihiro’s path to Broadway
18:28 How to prepare to sub for a production
27:56 How does doubling work?
29:30 Where does the gear come from?
32:33 Mental/Physical fatigue?
37:01 Playing in a room outside of the pit
40:29 What do most people not know about playing on Broadway?
43:11 How long does it take to start playing on Broadway?
46:26 What’s one show you’d like to play but haven’t yet?
50:25 Mental health through the pandemic
60:40 What’s coming up for you?
64:44 Differences between studying in Japan and the U.S.

Special thanks to Aubrie Welden for the question! We didn’t see your question until after recording, but Chihiro did discuss her path to Broadway, and you can read more here: https://themillermachine.com/blogs/articles/my-way-to-broadway-by-chihiro-shibayama

 

 

@Percussion - 299 - Making a Marimba Career with Naoko Takada

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Hosts: Ksenija Komljenović, Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Karli Viña
Producer: Casey Cangelosi 
Guest: Naoko Takada https://www.naokotakada.com/ 

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0:00 Intro and hello
1:00 History today: Happy birthday Buddy Rich, Porgy and Bess. 
6:55 Welcome Naoko Takada
8:00 What is so enthralling about marimba?  Why are so many percussionists enticed by marimba?
14:45 Advice for young marimba student
15:40 Advice for aspiring marimba soloists.  Competitions and repertoire.
22:45 How do you balance your repertoire selections?  Audience appeal. 
30:17 Your teacher? 
35:35 Is it possible to make a living just performing?  Why decide to teach?

 

@Percussion - 298 Chad Crummel

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Hosts: Ksenija Komljenović, Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Karli Viña
Producer: Ben Charles
Guest: Chad Crummel https://chadcrummel.com

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0:10 Introduction
0:53 Today in history: September 23 - John Coltrane birthday
5:52 Welcome Chad Crummel!
6:31 Chad’s recent Navy Band audition
13:45 Band vs. orchestra audition differences
15:30 Balancing excerpts with other musical fulfillment
17:40 Practice habits of highly successful musicians
22:07 Auditioning and performing in Japan’s Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra
28:30 What’s the one thing you learned about collaborating with people in such a diverse environment?
34:41 Modern Snare Drum Competition: lessons learned from competing more than once
42:02 Andy Akiho’s Stop Speaking for snare drum and electronics
46:37 Balance of live electronics with percussion
50:23 James MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel percussion concerto
56:01 Chad’s upcoming snare drum masterclass

@Percussion - 297 - Starting Your Chamber Group with Fabian Ziegler

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Hosts: Ksenija Komljenović, Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Karli Viña
Producer: Ksenija Komljenović
Guest: Fabian Ziegler https://fabianziegler.ch/ of Trio Colores https://www.colorestrio.ch/

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00:00 Intro
01:16 Music History for September 16: 1887 Nadia Boulanger birthday, 1976 Elina Garanča birthday, 1977 Maria Callas death, 2006 Bob Dylan becomes the oldest person to top Billboard at age 65
04:05 Best-selling albums of classical music in this century
06:43 Guest intro: Fabian Ziegler
07:47 What’s up, where are you?
08:21 Starting Trio Colores in 2017
09:51 Defining success in a chamber music setting
11:03 How do you find the right people to play with?
12:43 Approach to selecting repertoire
17:13 Any repertoire that you tried arranging for percussion which did not work?
18:53 Roasting Ksenija begins (thanks, Ben)
19:32 Arranging percussion pop hits: Losa, Ghanaia, Catching Shadows
22:09 Why does it matter to come up with program themes?
28:21 Networking
32:05 The role of competitions in Colores Trio’s career
34:06 The importance of international competitions in expanding your career
36:16 How do you get to have such awesome videos?
38:18 How and when do you get management?
43:46 Casey joins and shares some wisdom on getting published/managed
48:42 Finances and chamber groups
53:40 The most challenging thing about having a chamber group
58:18 Upcoming projects to look out for

@Percussion - 296 - Technology in Percussion Education with Robby Burns

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Hosts: Karli Viña, Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović
Producer: Karli Viña
Guest: Robby Burns https://www.robbyburns.com/

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0:00 Intro and Hello
1:11 Today in History: Elton John, “Bootylicious,” James Blades, Elvin Jones
4:53 Welcome, Robby!
6:28 Robby’s book: Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers
12:04 Robby’s top 3 tips for teachers (including wrangling email)
19:54 When to delegate tasks to professionals?
22:26 What is the most indispensable tech?
Check out Robby’s favorite technology: http://www.robbyburns.com/my-favorite-technology
29:03 Privacy concerns?
32:31 What should we keep from the last year?
 https://nafme.org/take-leave-transform-what-do-we-keep-from-last-school-year/
39:36 Running a successful private studio
43:38 Music Ed Tech Talk - Robby’s podcast and blog
 https://musicedtechtalk.com
48:31 Silver linings from the pandemic?
51:22 Using Ableton Live in private teaching
55:41 What’s coming up next for Robby?

 

@Percussion - 295 - How to Practice with Josh Jones and Colin Hill

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0:00 intro and hello
1:15 Music History today: Bing Crosby's connection to Varese
6:12 Welcome Josh and Colin
7:40 What do you consider good practice?
12:17 Practice journals? 
14:55 Is more practice better?  What is deliberate practice? 
18:58 Hours yes, but balance yes 
22:30 Josh, "Peak Performance"? 
26:45 Brain vs hands?  
34:25 Colin's Self Survey
43:36 Why do you suspect practice is hard for some and easy for others? 
53:09 Recommendations for getting motivated? 
59:20 Social media questions: the most effective way to start learning a piece?  Practice strategies when you hit a wall?

@Percussion - 294 Recording and Entrepreneurship with Nicholas Sardello

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Hosts: Ksenija Komljenović, Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles
Producer: Ben Charles
Guest: Nicholas Sardello https://nicksardello.wixsite.com/nicksardello

 

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0:00 Intro
1:23 Today in history: Tchaikovsky finishes Symphony No. 5; An American in Paris (film) premiered; 1981 Nico Mulhy Born, 1983 Merry Christmas; Mr. Lawrence released; 1967 Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze enters the Billboard Top 100 chart
3:30 Welcome Nick Sardello!
4:21 Why should performers consider hiring a recording engineer?
9:04 What’s a common error percussionists miss in recording themselves?
12:33 What’s the difference between an engineer and a producer?
17:20 What recording skills should a performer develop?
22:35 “Those little DI boxes”
25:11 What is important for a recording engineer to study in terms of understanding music?
27:59 Gear for self recording
30:02 Microphone frequency range responses
33:04 How Nick started recording
39:10 Meeting Joe Lamond of NAMM
41:30 College programs in music business/music production
47:37 “The hustle” in creative career paths
52:04 Cameron Leach on how to pay creative people

 

@Percussion - 293 - Working in Film with Aleksandra Šuklar

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Hosts: Ben Charles, Ksenija Komljenović, and Karli Viña

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00:00 Intro
02:25 History – August 19: Bernstein’s Final Concert at Tanglewood (do you know which score he chose to be buried with?) and Lou Pearlman’s death in prison (producer of N’ Sync and Backstreet Boys)
6:30 Guest introduction: Aleksandra Šuklar
8:18 What’s up, Aleksandra?
9:40 How did you get involved with music in film?
10:55 Advice for folks who want to start working in film
14:55 Getting into the music scene if you do not live in LA 
16:13 Living in LA might not be all it is hyped out to be
17:07 What is Hans Zimmer like?
18:35 What does a remote session look like?
20:53 What all do you have to do to your tracks before delivering?
25:23 What kind of equipment and space are necessary to start out?
28:08 How many takes do you do?
32:39 Talking to producers, directors, composers throughout the process
34:50 Not receiving scores, but midi/other parts to record
36:35 How have you upgraded since you moved your recording activities into your new studio?
40:40 Casey’s mic conspiracy theory
43:31 How does one get paid for international work?
49:16 Can one make a living doing remote sessions?
52:12 IG Question from grin_osipov: Say hello from Grisha Osipov! Ask her how the pandemic changed her percussion routine and gigs.
54:02 IG Questions from kian_soltani_cellist: What’s your favorite film score?

@Percussion - 292 Composition with Pius Cheung and Gene Koshinski

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Hosts: Ben Charles, Ksenija Komljenović, and Karli Viña

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0:00 Intro and hello
1:15 Congrats on the new gig, Karli! 
1:38 Today in history: RIP John Cage 
7:35 Where do your ideas come from and what inspires you? 
14:00 Not getting stuck in a physical gesture or technique?  
17:00 How to start writing? When is an idea good enough to commit to paper? 
24:20 Most played = best piece?  
31:33 Writing for yourself vs others? 
34:54 Composition show & tell: Cheung - Princess Chang Ping, Yuen, Heaven and Earth, Synced/Unsynced
43:45 Composition show & tell: Koshinski - Long Exposure, Free Spins
52:40 Quick on learning notation software - Google it!  
53:45 Questions from social media: Compositional techniques evolving, Gene and the speedbag

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